Robert McRuer

Queer - Crip Theorist

Robert McRuer’s work as writer and speaker is situated at the intersection of queer theory, disability studies, and transnational cultural studies. He is Professor of English as the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he teaches a range of classes, including Introduction to Critical Theory, Disability Studies, Transnational Queer Film Studies, and Queer of Color/Crip of Color Critique.
Crip Times: Disability, Globalization, and Resistance (NYU, 2018) is his most recent publication. Crip Times focuses on disability art and activism in the UK and elsewhere, examining the ways in which disability is an under theorized component of a global austerity politics.
McRuer is also the author of the field-shifting and award-winning volume Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (NYU, 2006), as well as numerous other books and articles. With Anna Mollow, he is co-editor of Sex and Disability (Duke, 2012), and with David Bolt, the general co-editor of the six-volume series A Cultural History of Disability (Bloomsbury, 2020), which includes volumes from antiquity to the modern age.

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