Author: Michele Friedner

Deaf and Incarcerated in the U.S.

Michele Friedner , June 15th, 2021

Deaf incarcerated people may have trouble accessing prison programming and educational opportunities due to a lack of necessary accommodations. Michael Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Im…


Neurological, Structural, and Pandemic Emergencies: Elective Cochlear Implant Surgery during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Michele Friedner

Michele Friedner , April 10th, 2020

While conducting research in India during the summer of 2019 for my book on cochlear implantation, I kept on coming across an interesting object: a small cardboard office…


“Cross-Disability” by Michele Friedner

Michele Friedner , March 4th, 2019

We are interested in the ways that the concept of “cross-disability” has become an unquestioned value and goal in development and advocacy work: organizations, programs, and advocacy efforts…


Disability from the South: Toward a Lexicon by Michele Friedner

Michele Friedner , December 17th, 2018

In this series, we work to broaden the horizons of an emergent anthropology of disability[1] by taking two considerations as the starting point for a conversation. On the…


Disability as Diversity: A New Biopolitics by Michele Friedner

Michele Friedner , May 23rd, 2016

We’re a medical anthropologist and a literary critic, and while our research interests seemingly have little overlap, we found ourselves engaged in a series of conversations about how…