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David T Mitchell Faculty Member

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David T. Mitchell is Professor of English in the Department of English (Columbian College of Arts and Science, The George Washington University, USA), scholar, editor, history/film exhibition curator and filmmaker in the field of Disability Studies. He is the author of three books: Narrative Prosthesis: Discourses of Disability (University of Michigan Press, 2000), Cultural Locations of Disability (University of Chicago Press, 2005) and The Biopolitics of Disability: Neoliberalism, Ablenationalism, and Peripheral Embodiment (University of Michigan Press, 2015). As an editor, he has published four edited scholarly collections: The Body and Physical Difference: Discourses of Disability (University of Michigan Press, 1997), The Encyclopedia of Disability (volume 5: A History of Disability in Primary Sources), The Matter of Disability: Materiality, Biopolitics, Crip Affect (University of Michigan Press, 2018) and Cultural History of Disability in the Modern Age (Bloomsbury Press, 2020). As an exhibition curator, he co-created The Chicago Disability History Exhibit (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Museum, 2006) and also assembled the program for the Screening Disability Film Festival (Chicago, 2006) as well as DisArt Independent Film Festival (Grand Rapids, MI, 2015). As a filmmaker, he has produced four award-winning films of Disability arts and culture: Vital Signs: Crip Culture Talks Back (1995), A World Without Bodies (2002), Self-Preservation: Art of Riva Lehrer (1995) and Disability Takes on the Arts (1996). He is currently working on a new book and feature-length documentary film on German psychiatric killings during World War II as the origins of assembly line death-making in the Holocaust.

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