A black and white photo of storyteller Anne McGuire

Anne McGuire is an Assistant Professor in the Equity Studies Program at New College, University of Toronto. Her teaching and research draw on interpretive perspectives in disability studies and cultural studies and focus on questions of human vitality and precarity.

McGuire’s book, War on Autism: On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence (2016, University of Michigan Press), was awarded the 2016 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities. Her current research project traces the emergence of broad spectrum approaches to health and illness and reads these against the backdrop of neoliberal social and economic policies.

Anne is a collaborator on this project. She was also a participant in the October workshop, where she collaborated with Katherine Runswick Cole, producing a podcast and short video focused on the cultural production of the category of autism and its material effects.