Selected Public Scholarship


“My ‘Orphan Disease’ Has Given Me a New Family,” The New York Times. October 26.


"Becoming Disabled," The New York Times. 19 August.

Interview for “Zika Virus Threat Puts Abortion Rights And Disability Rights On Collision Course,” The Huffington Post. 4 February. 


Contribution on Disability and Personal Finance, Wallethub. October.

“Disabled People Must Make Themselves Visible,” New York Times. 26 July. 

Invited Attendee, 25th Anniversary of the ADA, Washington, DC; July.

Interview for “Invisible: Illuminating Disability, Inside the Classroom and Out,” Emory Magazine. Spring 2015.

“Allowing Disability to Be,” Interview for “Nights,” Radio New Zealand; recorded April 15, broadcast April 20. 

Interview with Mike Gourley for “One in Five,” Radio New Zealand; April 16.

“Bodies and Disability,” Interview with Stelarc, Director of the Alternate Anatomies Lab at the School of Design & Art, Curtin University Perth, Western Australia; April.

“World Building and Disability,” Public Lecture Presented by Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Big Ideas; recorded March 19, aired April 30.

Disability Studies Initiative, Disability Rights Panel Discussion with Salman Rushdie and Eva Kittay, February 24.


“The Aesthetic Imprint of Disability,” Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, Invited Lecture. December 11.

“Eliminate Disability?” Interview for “Pushing Limits,” KPFA Pacifica Radio.  August 28.                           

"Feminist, Queer, Crip." Women's Review of Books 54, 5: 11-13.

Interview for Tom Thumb documentary with Nick Tanner, Wingspan Productions. January 25.


Interview with Sandrine Conte for The Last Journey of Julia Pastrana (Tourne Autour Toulouse Productions, 2014).

Interview on disability studies and education with Cecilia Capuzzi Simon, New York Times.  May 7.

"Siri and Me." Op-ed for The Huffington Post, September 10.                                    

Interview on "The life and times of Robert 'Believe It Or Not' Ripley" with Cathleen O'Connell, Desert Penguin Pictures, LLC for forthcoming "American Experience" (PBS). September 2.

"Sex with Disabilities." Interview for HuffPostLive, July 22.

“Elegy for Oscar Pistorius,” Op-ed for Al Jazeera, March 14

“Sex Lessons.” Op-ed for The Huffington Post, January 17.

“Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back.” Book Review for Ms. Magazine. Winter.


“The Aesthetic Imprint of Disability,” de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, Invited Lecture; October.

Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellow, Center for Women, Emory University

“Language of Autocorrect,” Letter to the editor of The New Yorker, August 17.

“World Building and Disability,” Institute for Human Centered Design Lunch and Learn Lecture, Boston, MA; April

Past and Present of Eugenics”: A Video Dialogue with Ruth Schwartz Cowan. Biopolitics 1, 1 (Spring).

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Invited Participant in Discussion Series on Place, Perception, and Disability; Spring.

“Disability Reform,” Emory University Media Relations Faculty Expert Series


The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA, Invited Conversation with President Carter about Disability Studies; February 17. 

“Pumped,” Letter to the editor of The New Yorker, 25 April: 5.


“Staring: How We Look,” ABC Radio National Interview; March.

“Staring: How We Look,” Presentation at the Tucson Festival of Books; March 14

 “Staring and its Implications in Society.” Dir. Hal Jacobs. Emory University.


Peter Monaghan, “The Gaze, Reconsidered,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 15 May, B15-17.

“Staring: How We Look,” Presentation at the Emory University Michael C. Carlos Museum and Charis Book and More, Atlanta, GA (September 09) and University Press Books Berkeley, CA (March 2010)

Translation of Staring: How We Look into Staring, an exhibition of works by artists examined in the book, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, NC. Co-curated by J. Cooley and A. M. Fox; Fall


Morning Talk Show Appearance, “Regelli Jam című adásában,” ATV, Hungary; September 24


“Invisible Web Tangles Bat Boy,” Canadian Broadcasting Centre Interview; August 27.

“Public Perceptions of Disability Images,” Netherlands Public Radio Interview; July 19.


Chicago Public Radio, Interview for Story on Disability; March


“Making Meaning with Monuments: Politics and Aesthetics in the FDR Memorial,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 26 January: B11.