Virdi Publishes on Disability & Material Culture

Looking for some winter break reading? Be sure to check out Dr. Jaipreet Virdi’s recent publication “Material Traces of Disability: Andrew Gawley’s Steel Hands, ” which appears in a special issue of Nuncius: The Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science 35.3 (2020) on “Unruly Objects: Material Entanglements in the Arts and Sciences.” The paper examines the prostheses of Canadian machinist Andrew Gawley, to shed light on the relationship between materiality, bodies, and gender, to discuss how prostheses can operate as unruly objects to perform masculinity and disability.