A photo of me, a white woman with shoulder-length blonde hair, holding a blue sign with orange text that reads People Not Puzzles.

Protest against Autism Speaks on 10/10/10. I’m holding a sign that reads “People not puzzles.”

I am an associate professor of English at the University of Michigan. My academic interests include digital rhetoric and disability studies, and, more specifically, what the neurodiversity movement has to teach us about learning, writing, and being. My book, Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness, is forthcoming from Duke University Press.

I’ve published in Kairos, Computers and Composition Online, Disability Studies Quarterly, and College English. For many years I served on the board of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), a nonprofit organization run for and by autistic people, as well as the board of the Autism National Committee (also known as AutCom). I blog semi-regularly on matters of rhetoric, autistic culture, and technology at autistext.com.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly — I am an avid fan of the Electric Light Orchestra. The domain name of this site, Kuiama, is ELO’s longest song (over 11 minutes in length).

Comments are closed