Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

About the Contributors

Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (2017), 11, (1), 111–112.


About the Contributors About the Contributors Ally Day (Allyson.Day@UToledo.Edu) is Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Toledo, United States. She teaches courses in disability literature and life writing, feminist disability studies, chronic illness and bioethics, and disability and sexuality. She has published articles in Disability Studies Quarterly, a/b: Journal of Autobiography Studies, and The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies. She has a chapter in Disabling Domesticity (2016) and is currently working on a book manuscript, Stigmatizing Narrative: Medicine, Memoir and HIV. Heather Hillsburg ( is Women’s Studies postdoctoral fellow at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Her research explores women’s literature and feminist theory. Her most recent work appears in Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies, The Journal of Citizenship and Equity Education, and The Canadian Review of American Studies. She has also written for The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics as well as The Journal of Critical Whiteness Studies. She is currently working on a book-length study of women’s narratives of abduction and prolonged captivity and confinement. Paige Hoffmann ( is a Doctoral student in the Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies department at Texas Woman’s University. She studies representations of chronic illness in comic books and graphic novels, accessible pedagogies, and anti-ableism workshops in higher education. Joshua Laurence Cohen ( earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in 2010 and is now pursuing a PhD in English at Emory University. His research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and the intersection of religion and literature. His current project investigates novelistic representations of African American preachers. Heidi Mapley ( is a disability studies MA student at Liverpool Hope University, where she holds a first-class degree in education (special educational needs). She is a Core Member of the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, has published in Disability & Society, and has a forthcoming article in Considering Disability. She has particular interests in the representation of disability, emotions, and embodiment. Marion Rana ( is chief editor of interjuli, a scholarly magazine on international research in children’s literature. She studied British and American studies, pedagogy, and political science at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, and the University of Chichester in Great Britain. She holds a PhD in American Studies. Her thesis was concerned with sexuality in contemporary Young Adult fiction and she is currently working on deafness and ethnicity in literature at the University of Bremen, Germany. Sarah F. Sahn ( received her PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. Her current project explores the cultural Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies 11.1 (2017) ISSN 1757-6458 (print) 1757-6466 (online) © Liverpool University Press

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