Editorial team


Executive Editor: Aparna Nair, University of Oklahoma-Norman

Aparna Nair is Assistant Professor at the History of Science department at the University of Oklahoma. She works on disability, race and Empire in British India, the histories of public health, the experience of epilepsy in modern India and the representations of disability in popular culture. Her manuscript Fungible Bodies: Histories of Disability in British India, 1850-1950 is under contract with the University of Illinois Press’ Disability Histories Series (Forthcoming)

Managing Editor: Jaipreet Virdi, University of Delaware

Jaipreet Virdi is Assistant Professor of history of medicine, technology, and disability at the University of Delaware. She is author of Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History (University of Chicago Press, 2020) and co-editor of Disability and the Victorians: Attitudes, Legacies, Interventions (Manchester University Press, 2020).

Lead Associate Editor: Nicole Belolan, Rutgers University-Camden

Nicole Belolan, a historian of the material culture of disability in early America, is the Public Historian in Residence at Rutgers University-Camden. There, she directs a continuing education program in historic preservation; is the Co-Editor of The Public Historian; and the Digital Media Editor for the National Council on Public History.

Editorial Assistant: Kristen Nassif, University of Delaware

Kristen Nassif is a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History at the University of Delaware. She is currently at work on her dissertation “Blindness: Unseeing Sight in American Art and Material Culture,” which explores how blindness permeated and fundamentally shaped experiences of making and viewing aesthetic objects at the end of the nineteenth century.


Past Copy Editor and Editorial Assistant: Jinseul Jun, Georgetown University

Jinseul Jun is a graduate student in the Arab Studies Program at Georgetown University. Her research focuses on the domestic implementation of international disability rights laws, disability inclusive development, and de-institutionalization.