Jess Waggoner (they/them) is an Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and English. Their research interests span feminist disability studies, queer/trans studies, African American studies and U.S. literature and culture. Waggoner’s current book project revises genealogies of early disability activisms in the U.S. to consider the roles of race, gender and sexuality in an emerging disability consciousness.
Their work has appeared in venues such as the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, Modernism/Modernity, Journal of Modern Literature and Modern Fiction Studies. They are currently co-editing a forthcoming special issue of The Journal of Feminist Scholarship on “Visionary Politics and Methods in Feminist Disability Studies” with Dr. Ashley Mog.