May 22, 2024

Chris Foss is Featured Panelist at Conference

Chris Foss, associate professor of English, is a featured panelist at the Plenary Kickoff Workshop on Thursday, March 22 for the Cripples, Idiots, Lepers, and Freaks: Extraordinary Bodies/Extraordinary Minds conference at CUNY (City University of New York).

The workshop is titled, “Constructions of Autism: Theorizing Voice and Identity ‘On the Spectrum,” and Foss is one of four autism studies scholars presenting work-in-progress and discussing the place of autism in both academia and society.

He also will participate in the conference’s Disability and Pedagogy roundtable that day with six other disability studies instructors.

The  conference is co-sponsored by the CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. Program in English, the English Student Association, The Center for the Study of Women and Society, The Mellon Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, the Doctoral Students’ Council, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies and The Center for the Humanities.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.


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