Tobin Siebers is a Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, whose most prominent writings focus on Disability. Disability studies is a relatively new academic field focusing on the roles of people with disabilities throughout history and in many disciplines: literature, social policy, law, art, and others. This interesting work explores the disqualification and stigmatization of disabled people, and concerns itself with combating this unfortunate reality.
Siebers was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 1999 for “My Withered Limb,” his account of growing up with polio. His 2008 book, Disability Theory (Corporealities: Discourses of Disability), fascinates.