Cripping Broadway: Disability and the American Musical. Book manuscript in preparation.

Refereed Materials


  • “Choreographing Conjoinment: Side Show’s Fleshly Fixations and Disability Simulation." Studies in Musical Theatre, 13:1, pp. 67–78. doi: 10/1386/smt.13/1/67_1. Journal Article.

  • “Spider-man’s Designer Genes: Hyper-capacity and Transhumanism in a D.I.Y. World.” The Matter of Disability. Susan Antebi, David T. Mitchell, and Sharon L. Snyder, eds. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2019, pp. 143–159. Book Chapter.

  • "Deafness: Screening Signs in d/Deaf Cinema." A Cultural History of Disability in the Modern Age. David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder, eds. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2019. Book Chapter. Forthcoming.


  • “‘We Will Be Seen’: Queer Womanhood and the Politics of ‘Real’ in I (Heart) Alice (Heart) I.Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland. Miriam Haughton and Maria Kurdi, eds. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2015. 89-106. Book Chapter.

Manuscripts in Preparation


  • “Disability and the American Stage Musical.” Routledge Companion to Literature and Disability. Alice Hall, ed. London and New York: Routledge, 2019. Book Chapter.

  • “Casting Christopher: Theatricalizing the Border of Disability in Curious IncidentTeaching Critical Performance Theory in Today’s Theatre Studio, Classroom, and Community. Jeanmarie Higgins, ed. Book Chapter.

  • Theatre & Disability by Petra Kuppers.” Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. David Bolt, Ed. Book Review.

Special Projects and Digital Scholarship



Upcoming Presentations

Guest Lectures

  • “Crip/Queer Film: A Case Study with Poison (1991).” Guest Lectures for Disability and Film Honors Seminar. GWU. Nov. 12 and 14, 2019.

  • “Disability Theory/Documenting Disability.” Guest Lecture for Graduate Advanced Critical Theory Seminar. George Washington University (GWU). Nov. 11, 2019.

  • “‘It’s not your face’: Aestheticizing Toxic Masculinity in Marius von Mayenburg’s The Ugly One.” Guest Lecture for “Man Trouble” Seminar. Pace University. Oct. 1, 2019.

Conference Papers


  • “ ‘Measure Your Life’: The Legacy of the AIDS Musical in the Era of Mass Gun Violence.” Session: LGBTQ Health Humanities. Modern Language Association (MLA). Seattle, WA. Jan. 9–12.


  • “The New Triple-Threat: Disability, Biopolitics, and Hypercapacity.” Working Group: Monsters in the Public Sphere. American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). Nov. 9.

  • “He is the very picture of a modern Major General: mobilizing musicals for resistance.” Session: Scene Change/Social Change: Performing the Resistance." American Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Aug. 10.