Julie Avril Minich

Julie Avril Minich is Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Mexican American & Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches courses in Latinx literary and cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, and disability studies. She has published scholarly articles in a number of journals and anthologies, including GLQ, Modern Fiction Studies, and the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. Minich is the author of Accessible Citizenships: Disability, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Greater Mexico (Temple University Press, 2014), winner of the 2013-2014 MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies. Minich is currently completing a new book about compulsory able-bodiedness, Latinx literature, and racial health disparities.