Scholarship

Presentations

“Maternalist Eugenics and the Research of Grace Fernald” at the California Eugenics Legacies Symposium, June 4-5, 2021 (Day 1, at 1 hour and 30 minutes; transcript also available)

Publications

Whatcott, Jess. 2021. “Crip Collectivity Beyond Neoliberal Governance in Octavia Butler’s Parable of the SowerLateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association. 10:1, open access.

Whatcott, Jess. 2021. “Aiding and Abetting the Unruly Past: Queer and Critical Disability Approaches to American Political Development.” Politics, Groups & Identities. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21565503.2021.1908372.

Whatcott, Jess. 2021. “Sexuality, Disability, and Madness in California’s Eugenics Era,” in The Routledge Handbook of Disability and Sexuality, edited by Russell Shuttleworth and Linda Mona. Routledge.

Whatcott, Jess. 2020. “’We Survived You’: Resisting Eugenicist Imaginaries Through Feminist Speculative Fiction,” in The Future is Unwritten: Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction, edited by Judith Grant and Sean Parsons, Lexington Books.

Whatcott, Jess. 2018. “No Selves to Consent: Women’s Prisons, Sterilization, and the Biopolitics of Informed Consent.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 44:1, 131-153.

Whatcott, Jess. 2017. “Sexual Deviance and “Mental Defectiveness” in Eugenics Era California.” Notches: remarks on the history of sexuality.

Forthcoming:

Whatcott, Jess and Liat Ben-Moshe. “Abolishing the Broom Closets in Omelas: Feminist Disability Analysis of Crisis and Precarity.” Feminist Formations, forthcoming November/December 2021.

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