Considering Disability is steered by a team of academics who guide our vision, progress, and publication. Dr. David Bolt is a volunteer who has supported us from the beginning and is a firm supporter of entry-level disability studies.
David Bolt is Associate Professor in the Department of Disability and Education, Course Leader on the Disability Studies MA, and Director of the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies at Liverpool Hope University. He is Founder of the International Network of Literary and Cultural Disability Scholars, and his work in disability studies has been widely recognised in both the humanities and the social sciences. He is author of The Metanarrative of Blindness: A Re-reading of Twentieth-Century Anglophone Writing (University of Michigan Press, 2014); has published in journals such as The Explicator, Textual Practice, Disability and Society, The Midwest Quarterly, Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, British Journal of Visual Impairment, Entre dos mundos, New Zealand Journal of Disability Studies, Mosaic, and Journal of Further and Higher Education; and has contributed chapters to books such as Short Story Criticism: Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers (2014), Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies (2012), and Language, Bodies, and Health (2011). He is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has been Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies (Liverpool University Press), which is coming up to its 10th anniversary. He is editor of Changing social attitudes toward disability: Perspectives from historical, cultural, and educational studies (Routledge, 2014). He has collaborated on the editing of various other projects, including a special issue of the Review of Disability Studies. He is Book Series Editor, with Julia Miele Rodas and Elizabeth J. Donaldson, of Literary Disability Studies (Palgrave Macmillan). He is editor, with Claire Penketh, of Disability, Avoidance, and the Academy: Challenging Resistance (Routledge, 2015) and, with Julia Miele Rodas and Elizabeth J. Donaldson, of The Madwoman and the Blindman: Jane Eyre, Discourse, Disability (Ohio State University Press, 2012).