J.C. Sibara (Jay)

Assistant Professor of English

Office: Miller Library 221 [ campus map ]
Phone: 207-859-5288
Fax: 207-859-5252
Sibara, J.C.


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

  • Multi-ethnic US literatures
  • Comparative studies of race and ethnicity
  • Disability studies
  • Environmental humanities
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Medical humanities
  • Transnational American studies

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
EN115C AEnglish Composition: Critical Inquiries into Medical Ethics
EN341 AAmerican Realism and Naturalism: Then and Now
EN369 AReading Race Now: 21st-Century Multiethnic-American Literature
EN422 AQueer Theory and U.S. Literatures and Cultures

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
EN341American Realism and Naturalism: Then and Now
EN398Disability in Modern and Contemporary US Literature and Culture
EN493Beyond Borders: Narratives of Crossing

Professional Information

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


"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.


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