My first book, I Was Never Alone or Oporniki: An Ethnographic Play on Disability in Russia, is now available for pre-order from University of Toronto Press, Amazon.com, and Amazon.ca. The book is scheduled for release in May 2020 [edited to note publisher's delay] November 2020. I Was Never Alone or Oporniki presents an original ethnographic … Continue reading Book available for pre-order!
As I settle into a new role as a postdoctoral fellow at the UCSD Studio for Ethnographic Design, I'm reflecting on all that happened during the summer of 2015 - what a packed few months it's been! A few highlights: The June 2015 conference of the Society for Disability Studies brought some great moments for … Continue reading Some Recent Links
I'm happy to announce the publication of my photo essay and accompanying text in the interdisciplinary journal Landscapes of Violence. You can download the PDF version from the LoV website, or read the abstract, below. Abstract A recent Human Rights Watch report documented the ways in which people with mobility impairments in Russia are both … Continue reading New photo essay on Disability in Russia
I am someone who thinks about disability and Russia for many hours of the day, most days. So, naturally, I paid attention when the social media world was suddenly flush with posts and tweets about the strange story that a US government report had speculated that Putin has an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This was a … Continue reading What are we doing when we say Putin has Asperger’s Syndrome?
It's been almost a year since the conclusion of my major dissertation fieldwork in Petrozavodsk, Russia, and the end of March 2014 finds me back in the city doing follow-up work. Coming out of the train station, it felt like I had never left. I can't wait to see everyone face to face. The day-to-day … Continue reading Some new publications, and a visit to Petrozavdosk
I am absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of my new ethnographic installation in its digital incarnation this Friday, September 27th!! The project, Do You Like This Installation?, is one of four commissioned works featured in a contemporary online art exhibition titled Cripping Cyberspace. The broader exhibition is curated by uber-talented Amanda Cachia, presented by … Continue reading Installation Launch: Cripping Cyberspace
It's been an exciting few months! Not only does mid-May find me wrapping up my year of fieldwork in Petrozavodsk (bye for now, everyone - I'll miss you!), my email inbox has been full of good news and encouragement. In April, it was announced that my paper was selected for the 2013 Irving K. Zola … Continue reading Springtime Laudations