Ellen Samuels is Associate Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the author of Fantasies of Identification: Disability, Gender, Race (NYU Press, 2014). Her critical writing has appeared in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Feminist Disability Studies, GLQ, MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States, The Disability Studies Reader (4th ed.), and many other journals and anthologies.
She has won two Lambda Literary Awards and received the Catherine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship in 2011. She is working on two new books, a research project titled Double Meanings: Representing Conjoined Twins and a memoir titled Body of Mine: A Memoir in Genetic Sequence. She teaches classes on feminist body theory, queer body politics, gender and disability, American literature, and creative nonfiction.
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