Todd Carmody

Lecturer on History and Literature, Harvard University
Todd Carmody is a Lecturer on History & Literature at Harvard University, where he teaches broadly in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and African American literature and in disability studies. He previously held an ACLS New FacultyFellowship in UC Berkeley’s Department of English and a Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellowship from Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Carmody is at work on a book entitled “Racial Handicap”: The Disability History of Uplift, which explores how postbellum discourses of black progress were shaped both by disability culture and by the legal, economic, and political developments that produced disability as a coherent social category. Recent essays and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Callaloo, Cultural Critique, Criticism, The Journal of Modern Literature, and Modern Philology.