Disability Studies

Dr. Ally Day

Ally Day
Assistant Professor, Disability Studies Program


MS 920
University Hall 4420C
The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Phone: 419.530.7241


Research and Teaching Interests

Critical Disability Studies; Disability Life Writing; Feminist Disability Studies; Feminist and Mad Studies Perspectives on Mental Illness; Disability and Reproductive Justice; Women and Chronic Illness; Disability and Multiracial Feminisms; Disability and the Social Contract; Disability, New Social Movement Theory, and Coalition-Building; Intersections of Disability Rights, the Women's Health Movement and the HIV Movement; Interdisciplinary Perspectives on HIV; Feminist Disability Methodology.


Curriculum Vitae


2014-present:  Assistant Professor, Disability Studies Program, College of Arts and Letters,
                        University of Toledo.

Languages: Intermediate Spanish and German


March 2014:           PhD, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Graduate
                               Interdisciplinary Specialization: Disability Studies The Ohio State University,
                               Columbus OH

May 2009:              Masters of Arts, Gender and Cultural Studies, Simmons College, Boston MA. 
                              Summa Cum Laude, Program Director's Scholarship

May 2005:              Bachelor of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies:
                              Political Science  Concentration Minor, Women’s Studies Magna Cum Laude, The
                              University of Maine at Farmington


Book Manuscripts

In-Progress    Stigmatizing Narrative:
Medicine, Memoir, Citizenship, and Self in the Age of HIV   

Journal Articles

Forthcoming      “The Contagious Line of HIV: Tory Dent’s Chronic Poetics as Bioethical Theory and Praxis”
                           in The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. Ed. David Bolt. 1.1. 2017.                                                        

 Fall 2014           “Resisting Disability, Claiming HIV: Introducing the Ability Contract and
                           Conceptualizations of Liberal Citizenship” in The Canadian Journal of Disability
 3:3 Ed. Jay Dolmage.

 Summer 2013    “Emobodied Triumph and Political Mobilization: Reading Marvelyn Brown’s The Naked
                           Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive"
 in a/b: Journal of Autobiography, 28.1, Eds.
                           Emily Hipchen and Ricia Chansky, Chapel Hill, NC.  

Summer 2011    Toward a Feminist Reading of the Disability Memoir: The Critical Necessity for
                           Intertextuality in Marya Hornbacher’s Wasted and Madness" in Disability Studies
31:2. Eds. Brenda Brueggeman and Scot Danforth. Columbus, OH

Book Chapters

 Forthcoming      Postfeminist Motherhood? Reading a Differential Deployment of Identity in American
                           Women’s HIV Narrative” in Disabling Domesticity. Ed Michael Rembis. New York:

Book Review

Winter 2016       Simplican, Stacy Clifford. The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the
                         Question of Citizenship
. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015, pp 181,
                          ISBN: 978-0-8166-9403-7. In The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies. Ed. Jay
                         Dolmage. Vol 5:1.

Editorial Experience

Sept 2015-Present          Co-Editor, Disability Studies Quarterly.
Spring 2015                    Co-Editor, Disability Studies Quarterly Special Issue: “Interventions in
                                       Disability Studies Pedagogy.” The Ohio State University, Columbus.
                                       Spring 2015.       
May 2012-May 2013      Editorial Assistant, Frontiers: Journal of Women’s Studies, The Ohio State
                                      University, Columbus. Editors: Dr. Guisela Latoree and Dr. Judy Wu.


Last Updated: 8/8/17