I am an assistant professor of disability studies in the American Studies Program at UC Davis. I'm affiliated with the graduate groups in Cultural Studies and Performance Studies, as well as the Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research.
My book manuscript, Peculiar Places: A Queer/Crip History of Rural White Nonconformity, is under contract with the University of Chicago Press. Prior to my appointment at UC Davis, I was associate editor of MNopedia, a digital encyclopedia of Minnesota created by the Minnesota Historical Society.
I hold a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota (co-advisers: Roderick Ferguson, Regina Kunzel, and Kevin P. Murphy) and a B.A. with Honors in Sociology from Wesleyan University.
Link to website: ucdavis.academia.edu/RyanLeeCartwright