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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lennard J. Davis  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

Davis is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He divides his time between Chicago and New York.

Biographical and Professional Information

Davis is head of the English Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he is also Professor of Disability and Human Development. He is a frequent guest on NPR shows ''Morning Edition'', ''Leonard Lopate'', ''Fresh Air'' and ''This American Life''. He has written for numerous newspapers and magazines including ''The New York Times'', ''McCall's'', ''Redbook'', ''The Nation'' and the ''Chronical of Higher Education''. Davis is also director of ''Project Biocultures'', a think tank devoted to issues at the intersection of culture, medicine, disability, and bio-technology.

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-- *Guggenheim for ''Obsession, A History''