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Visual description of the image: At the top of the image are two Black disabled people smiling towards each other. One is wearing a crown of leaves and the other is wearing a crown of crystals. Both are drooling. At the bottom of the poster are five people sitting with their arm raised in the air looking upwards. Most are people of color, some are wheelchair users, and some are gender nonconforming. One is wearing a tutu. The drool is raining on them and they are welcoming it. The background is an intergalactic celestial blue color

Volume 30, Number 1, Spring 2018


Table of Contents




Special Issue: The Biosocial Politics of Queer/Crip Contagions

  • Introduction: The Biosocial Politics of Queer/Crip Contagions, Kelly Fritsch, Anne McGuire
  • Metaphors of Contagion and the Autoimmune Body, Beth A. Ferri
  • Dangerous Embodiments: Segregating Sexual Perversion as Contagion in US Penal Institutions, Elias Walker Vitulli
  • HPV Vaccination and Affective Suspicions in Barbados, Nicole Charles
  • Crip Kinship: A Political Strategy of People Who Were Deemed Contagious by the Shirtless Putin, Alexander Kondakov
  • Deaf Turns, Beki Turns, Transformations: Toward New Forms of Deaf Queer Sociality, Emmanuel David, Christian Joy P. Cruz
  • Subtle Neglect and Yuckiness: Queerness, Disability, and Contagion in Mother Narratives, Margaret F. Gibson
  • The Desire to Recognize the Undesirable: De/Constructing the Autism Epidemic Metaphor and Contagion in Autism as a Discourse, Hannah Ebben
  • Zika: Grappling with Prognostic Un/certainty and Open Normativities, Ally Day
  • Precarious Kisses and Risky Interactions: Allergic Reactions through Fluid Exchanges, Michael Gill
  • Feels and Flows: On the Realness of Menstrual Pain and Cripping Menstrual Chronicity, Ela Przybylo, Breanne Fahs


Book Reviews



  • Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure by Eli Clare reviewed by Julie Passanante Elman
  • Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene by Donna J. Haraway, reviewed by David R. Anderson
  • Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Korea by Eunjung Kim, reviewed by Nirmala Erevelles
  • Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times by Alexis Shotwell, reviewed by Sunaura Taylor



Qwo-Li Driskill

  • Sick T'ang Poems
  • They Think They Can Tell by Looking