Amy Shuman

Professor; Director of Disability Studies
Faculty

Amy Shuman is the author of articles on conversational narrative, literacy, political, food customs, feminist theory and critical theory and of Storytelling Rights: The Uses of Oral and Written Texts by Urban Adolescents; Other People's Stories: Entitlement Claims and the Critique of Empathy; and (with Carol Bohmer) Rejecting Refugees: Political Asylum in the 21st Century. Shuman is a Guggenheim Fellow and fellow at the Hebrew University Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem. She is a recipient of the College of Humanities Exemplary Faculty Award, 2007; the Ohio State Distinguished Scholar Award, 2015; and the Ohio State Distinguished teaching award, 2016.

Areas of Expertise
  • Critical theory
  • Disability studies
  • Folklore studies
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Literacy studies
  • Narrative theory
Education
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1981
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania, 1978
  • BA, University of California-Santa Cruz, 1975

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