Academic Articles

Choosing Disability, Visualizing Care.”

Published in Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 2 (June 2017): 301-321.


Disability Life Writing and the Problem of Dependency in The Autobiography of Gaby Brimmer.”

Published in Journal of Medical Humanities special issue on Caregiving, Kinship, and the Making of Stories 38.1 (March 2017): 39-50.



Published in Keywords for Global Modernism, ed. Eric Hayot and Rebecca Walkowitz. Columbia University Press, 2016.


Privacy, Dependency, Discegenation:  Toward a Sexual Culture for People with Intellectual Disabilities.”

Published in Disability Studies Quarterly 35.1 (2015).


Introduction” and “Disability” (with Benjamin Reiss and David Serlin). Keywords in Disability Studies, ed. Rachel Adams, Benjamin Reiss, and David Serlin. New York: New York University Press, 2015.

Giullermo Verdecchia’s North American Borderlands.”  Latino/a Canadian Theatre: Eight Plays, ed. Natalie Alvarez.  Toronto:  Playwrights Canada Press, 2013.


Gender and Disability.”

Published in Gender:  Key Concepts, ed. Mary Evans and Caroline Williams.  New York and London:  Routledge, 2012.


Widening Circles.”

Published in The Global and the Intimate, ed. Victoria Rosner and Geraldine Pratt.  New York:  Columbia University Press, 2012.  105-115.


Disability and The Circus.”

Published in The History of the Circus in America, ed. Kenneth Ames.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2012.  2-20.


The Northern Borderlands and Latino Canadian Diaspora
published in Hemispheric American Studies, ed. Caroline F. Levander and Robert Levine, Rutgers University Press, 2007.  313-327.


Detecting the Continent:  Crime Fiction from the U.S and Mexico
published in Shades of the Planet:  American Literature as World Literature, ed. Laurence Buell and Wai-Chee Dimock, Princeton University Press, 2007.


Blackness Goes South:  Race and mestizaje in Our America
published in Our Americas:  Toward a Transnational Frame, ed. Sandhya Shukla and Heidi Tinsman, Duke University Press, 2007.  214-248.


The Ends of America, the Ends of Postmodernism
published in Twentieth Century Literature: A Scholarly and Critical Journal  53.3 (2007):  248-272.


Going to Canada:  The Politics and Poetics of Northern Exodus
published in Yale Journal of Criticism 18.2 (Fall 2005):  409-434.


Hipsters and jipitecas: Literary Countercultures on Both Sides of the Border
published in American Literary History 16.1 (Spring 2004):  56-84.


Caught Looking:  Spectators and the Exhibition of Human Curiosities
published in Common-Place 4.2 (January 2004) <>.


Ishi’s Two Bodies:  Anthropology and Popular Culture
published in Ishi in Three Centuries, ed. Clifton B. Kroeber and Karl Kroeber.  Lincoln:  U of Nebraska P, 2003.  18-33.


Carnival, Community, and ‘the spectacle of whitefolks,’ in Toni Morrison’s Beloved
published in Skin Deep, Spirit Strong:  The Black Female Body in American Culture, ed. Kimberly Wallace Saunders.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002.  153-181.


A Mixture of Delicious and Freak: The Queer Adams Fiction of Carson McCullers
published in American Literature 71.3 (September 1999):  551-583.


Fat Man Walking: Masculinity and Racial Geographies in James Mangold’s Copland
published in Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 42:  5-29.


An American Tail: Freaks, Gender, and the Incorporation of History in Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love
published in Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body, ed., Rosemarie Thomson. New York: NYU Press, 1996.  277-290.