Susan G. Cumings

Susan G. Cumings

Lecturer II
Writing & Critical Inquiry Program
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University Library Basement 96I (LI B96I)

PhD, Emory University  

MLitt, University of Glasgow 

MA, Bryn Mawr College 

AB, Bryn Mawr College 

Susan G. Cumings

Susan G. Cumings joined the Writing and Critical Inquiry Program in 2013, before which she was Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Georgia College & State University.

Her areas of research include dis/ability theory, visual aesthetics and media; representations of the hybrid body in transgender autobiographies; race, gender, and environmental justice; Canadian literature; and creative non-fiction as a medium for critical theory and discursive activism.

Her recent publications include chapters in Rethinking Women’s and Gender Studies Vol. II (Routledge), Emerging Aesthetic Imaginaries (Rowman & Littlefield), and The Image of Disability: Essays on Media Representations (McFarland). She is also a featured speaker in the prizewinning documentary CRUTCH (streaming on Discovery+) about disabled dancer, activist and performance artist Bill Shannon.

Research Interests: Gender/transgender studies, disability studies, performance theory, autobiography and auto-theory, Canadian, British & U.S. Multicultural Fiction, race, class and environmental justice  

Pronouns: She/her/hers