Amy Shuman

Professor, Department of English, Director of Disability Studies
Courtesy Appointment

Author of articles on conversational narrative, literacy, political,food customs, feminist theory and critical theory and of Storytelling Rights: The Uses of Oral and Written Texts by Urban Adolescents; Other People's Stories: Entitlement Claims and the Critique of Empathy; and (with Carol Bohmer) Rejecting Refugees: Political Asylum in the 21st Century. Guggenheim Fellow and fellow at the Hebrew University Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem. Recipient of the College of Humanities Exemplary Faculty Award, 2007.

Areas of Expertise
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Folklore
  • Critical Studies
  • Disability Studies
  • Narrative
  • Political Asylum
  • PhD, 1981, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, 1975, University of California, Santa Cruz