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(p. xi) Contributors

(p. xi) Contributors

Jenifer L. Barclay is an assistant professor in the Department of History at Washington State University. She is a former predoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies (2009–2011) and former postdoctoral fellow in African American Studies at Case Western Reserve University (2011–2012).

Daniel Blackie is a postdoctoral research fellow in the History of Science and Ideas at the University of Oulu, Finland. His published work includes contributions on Early American disability history and he is co-author, with David M. Turner, of Disability in the Industrial Revolution: Physical Impairment in British Coal Mining, 1780–1880 (Manchester University Press, 2018).

Jane Buckingham is Associate Professor of History at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. She is a specialist in Indian history, with research interests in the history of medicine, marginalization, and disability. Currently, she is working on the interactions of health, disability, and labor among Indian indentured migrants to the Fiji Islands.

Susan Burch is Professor of American Studies at Middlebury College.

Catharine Coleborne is Professor and Head of School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. A historian, she is the author and editor of a range of titles, including Insanity, Identity and Empire: Colonial Institutional Confinement in Australia and New Zealand, 1870–1910 (Manchester University Press, 2015).

David A. Gerber is University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus and senior fellow in both the History Department and the Center for Disability Studies at the University at Buffalo. He is the editor of Disabled Veterans in History 2nd ed revised and enlarged. (University of Michigan Press, 2012).

C. F. Goodey is Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leicester, UK. He is the author of A History of Intelligence and “Intellectual Disability”: The Shaping of Psychology in Early Modern Europe (Ashgate, 2011) and Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia: Past, Present, Future (Routledge, 2015).

Jeff D. Grischow is an associate professor of history at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and the former associate director of the Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa. His research interests focus on the history of disability and colonial development in Ghana.

(p. xii) Audra Jennings is Associate Professor in the Honors Academy and director of the Office of Scholar Development at Western Kentucky University. She is the author of Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

Catherine Kudlick became Professor of History and director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University in 2012 after two decades at the University of California, Davis. She has published a number of books and articles in disability history, including Reflections: The Life and Writings of a Young Blind Woman in Post-Revolutionary France (2003) and “Disability History: Why We Need Another Other” in The American Historical Review (2003). She oversaw completion of Paul Longmore’s posthumously published book, Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity (2016).

Regina Kunzel is the Doris Stevens Chair and Professor of History and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. Kunzel is the author, most recently, of Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2008).

Paul Lawrie is an associate professor of history and senior fellow of the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Winnipeg and author of Forging a Laboring Race: The African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination (New York University Press, 2016).

Angela McCarthy is director of the Centre for Global Migrations and Professor of Scottish and Irish History at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Her most recent books are (with T.M. Devine), Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon (2017), Migration, Ethnicity and Madness: New Zealand, 1860-1910 (2015) and (as co-editor with Catharine Coleborne), Migration, Ethnicity and Mental Health: International Perspectives, 1840-2010 (2012).

Irina Metzler, Wellcome Trust research fellow at Swansea University, combines the approaches of modern disability studies with historical sources to investigate the cultural, religious, and social aspects within which medieval cultures positioned physically and intellectually impaired persons. She has published three books and a number of articles on medieval disability.

Joseph J. Murray is Professor of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University. He is coeditor of Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) and In Our Own Hands: Essays in Deaf History, 1780–1970 (Gallaudet University Press, 2016).

Kim E. Nielsen is Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Toledo, where she also teaches courses in history and women’s and gender studies. Nielsen’s most recent book, A Disability History of the United States, was published by Beacon Press in 2012.

(p. xiii) Steven Noll is a master lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Florida. His research and published works focus on two widely disparate topics: disability history (especially the history of intellectual disability) and Florida history (especially Florida environmental history).

Katherine Ott is an historian and curator in the Division of Medicine and Science at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, and an Associate Professorial Lecturer in American Studies at George Washington University.

Lindsey Patterson is an assistant professor of history at Elmhurst College. Her work on the disability rights movement has been published in the Journal of Women’s History and Journal of Social History. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Disability History Association.

Leslie J. Reagan is Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her books, Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America (University of California Press, 2010) and When Abortion Was a Crime (University of California Press, 1997), have received numerous awards. Her current research focuses on Agent Orange, reproduction, and disabilities in the United States and Vietnam.

Michael Rembis is an associate professor in the Department of History and Director of the Center for Disability Studies at the University at Buffalo. He has written or edited many books and articles, including Defining Deviance: Sex, Science, and Delinquent Girls, 1890–1960 (University of Illinois Press, 2011); Disability Histories (University of Illinois Press, 2014) coedited with Susan Burch; and Disabling Domesticity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Penny L. Richards is a research assistant professor in the Department of History and the Center for Disability Studies at the University at Buffalo. Her work focuses on nineteenth-century American families and disability.

Steven L. Riep is an associate professor of Chinese and comparative literature at Brigham Young University, where he teaches courses in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, cinema, culture, advanced business Chinese, and comparative literature. His research interests include disability studies; cultural production under authoritarian regimes; war, memory, and literature; and ecocriticism.

M. Lynn Rose is Professor of History at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. She has also held faculty positions in the United States and, as a Fulbright Scholar, in Germany. She teaches the history of the premodern world. Her scholarship focuses on disability studies in the ancient Greco-Roman world.

Sara Scalenghe is an associate professor of history at Loyola University, Maryland, where she teaches courses on the Middle East. She is the author of Disability in the (p. xiv) Ottoman Arab World, 1500–1800 (Cambridge University Press, 2014). She is currently writing a book on disability in the modern Arab world.

Ylva Söderfeldt is Associate Senior Lecturer in History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University. She studies how groups marked as “others” participate in defining themselves and how this process affects both the “others” and the people, practices, institutions, and discourses surrounding them.

David M. Turner is Professor of History at Swansea University. He is the author of Disability in Eighteenth-Century England: Imagining Physical Impairment (2012) and winner of the Disability History Association Outstanding Publication Award. He is currently writing a history of disability in the British coal industry 1780–1880, with Daniel Blackie.

Dora Vargha is Lecturer in Medical Humanities in the Department of History at the University of Exeter. Her work focuses on questions of international health, biomedical research, and access to therapeutics in the Cold War era, using the locality of eastern Europe as a starting point.

Pieter Verstraete is an assistant professor at the Centre for the History of Education (KU Leuven, Belgium). His research focuses on the intersection of disability history and history of education in order to interpret contemporary educational practices.

Bess Williamson studies the intersections between social history and modern design. She teaches Design History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her book Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design will be published by NYU Press in 2019.