J.C. Sibara (Jay)

Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Office: Miller Library 242 [ campus map ]
Phone: 207-859-5288
Fax: 207-859-4425


PhD, English with a Certificate in Gender Studies, University of Southern California

MA, English, University of Southern California

BA, English with a Minor in Philosophy and a Concentration in Interpretation Theory, Swarthmore College

Areas of Expertise

  • Critical race and ethnic studies
  • Critical disability studies
  • Environmental humanities
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Medical humanities
  • Multi-ethnic US literatures

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
WG120B ACritical Inquiries in Medical Ethics
WG241 AFoundations of Disability Studies
WG352 ATheorizing Medicine: Critical Race Studies to Trans of Color Critique
WG493 ASeminar: Identity Formation, Social Movement, and Gender

Professional Information

Personal Website: https://colby.academia.edu/JaySibara


Peer-Reviewed Publications

"Disability and Dissent in Ann Petry's The Street." Literature and Medicine 36.1 (2018): 1-26.

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-Crip Theory. Co-edited with Sarah Jaquette Ray. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017.

“Disease, Disability, and the Alien Body in the Literature of Sui Sin Far." MELUS: The Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 39.1 (2014): 56-81.

Other Publications

"Three Bullets." Short story. Moss: A Journal of the Pacific Northwest. 2019.

“’From the Periphery Towards the Center’: Locating an Alternative Genealogy for Disability Studies in Audre Lorde’s The Cancer Journals.” UCLA Center for the Study of Women and Gender. Thinking Gender Papers. University of California eScholarship, California Digital Library, 2009.


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