Selected Recent Peer-Reviewed Chapters and Articles


 Cover of the Journal American Quarterly.  The image shows a close up of a man's hands playing an accordion.

Cover of the Journal American Quarterly.  The image shows a close up of a man's hands playing an accordion.


“An Ethics of Sentience: Disability in Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone (2012),” Literature and Medicine. Forthcoming.

 "Eugenic World-Building and Disability: The Strange World of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go." Journal of Medical Humanities. Forthcoming.    

“Building a World with Disability in It,” In Culture-Theory-Disability: Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies. Forthcoming.

“Eugenics.” In Keywords in Disability Studies. Eds. R. Adams, B. Reiss, and D. Serlin. NYU Press. 

 “Human Biodiversity Conservation: A Consensual Ethical Principle.” American Journal of Bioethics 15, 6:13-15.

A Habitable World: Harriet McBryde Johnson’s ‘Case for My Life,’” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 30, 1: 300-06.


“The Story of My Work: How I Became Disabled.” DSQ: Disability Studies Quarterly 34, 2: np.


“Disability Studies: A Field Emerged.” American Quarterly 65, 4: 915-26.


“The Case for Conserving Disability.” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9, 3 (September): 339-55.


“Misfits: A Feminist Materialist Disability Concept.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy  6, 3 (Summer): 591-609.


“Roosevelt’s Sister: Why We Need Disability Studies in the Humanities.” DSQ: Disability Studies Quarterly Vol 30, No 3/4 (Summer/Fall).

“Picturing People with Disabilities.” Re-Presenting Disability: Agency and Activism in the Museum. Eds. R. Sandell, J. Dodd, and R. Garland-Thomson. London and New York: Routledge: 23-40.


“Ways of Staring.” Journal of Visual Culture 5, 2 (Summer): 165-184. 


“Feminist Disability Studies: A Review Essay.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 30, 2 (Winter): 1557-87.

“What Her Body Taught (or, Teaching about and with a Disability).” Feminist Studies 31, 1 (April): 13-33.

"Welcoming the Unbidden: The Case for Conserving Human Biodiversity."  What Democracy Looks Like. Eds. A.S. Lang and C. Tichi. Rutgers University Press: 77-87.


“Dares to Stares: Disabled Women Performance Artists and the Dynamics of Staring.” Bodies in Commotion: Disability and Performance. Eds. P. Auslander and C. Sandahl. University of Michigan Press: 30-42.

“The Cultural Logic of Euthanasia: ‘Sad Fancyings’ in Herman Melville’s ‘Bartleby.’” American Literature 76, 4 (December): 777-806.


“Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory.” National Women’s Studies Association Journal 14, 2 (Fall): 1-32.


“Seeing the Disabled: Visual Rhetorics of Popular Disability Photography.”  The New Disability History American Perspectives. Eds. P. Longmore and L. Umansky. New York University Press: 335-74.