Photo of Julie Elman, outside, wearing a purple top and smiling.
Faculty Fellow for Humanities Initiatives & Inclusive Culture
325 Strickland Hall

Julie Passanante Elman joined the faculty of the University of Missouri in 2012 after completing a faculty fellowship at New York University and a lectureship at University College Dublin (Republic of Ireland). Her research focuses broadly on disability studies; feminist and queer theory; U.S. media and cultural history; and science studies. Dr. Elman is author of Chronic Youth: Disability, Sexuality, and US Media Cultures of Rehabilitation (2014), and her articles have appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Feminist Formations, Feminist Media Studies, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, New Media & Society, and Television & New Media. She is currently working on a second monograph, Capacity Feminism and Its Discontents. Dr. Elman is the recipient of various awards including the University of Missouri Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award, the Maxine Christopher Shutz Award and Lecture for Distinguished Teaching, and the Lee Henson Memorial Access Mizzou Award.