Individual Author Record
Name: Lennard J. DavisPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionDavis is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He divides his time between Chicago and New York.
Biographical and Professional InformationDavis 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.
''Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body '', Verso, 1995''The Disability Studies Reader '', Routledge, 1997''Factual Fictions: The Origins of the English Novel '', University of Pennsylvania Press , 1997''My Sense of Silence: Memoirs of a Childhood with Deafness '', University of Illinois Press, 2000''Bending Over Backwards: Essays on Disability and the Body '', NYU Press , 2002''Obsession: A History'', University Of Chicago Press, 2008''Go Ask Your Father: One Man's Obsession with Finding His origins Through DNA Testing'', Bantam Books, 2009