Project Description

Olivia Banner

Associate Professor

Olivia Banner’s research and teaching sit at the intersections of media, disability studies, and digital culture. Her book, Communicative Biocapitalism: The Voice of the Patient in Digital Health and the Health Humanities (University of Michigan Press, 2017), uses critical disability, feminist, and race studies to examine how digital media transform narratives about health and illness. She co-edited the collection Teaching Health Humanities (Oxford University Press, 2019). Her work has been published in Signs, Discourse, Catalyst, and other peer-reviewed journals. Banner is co-organizer of the Feminist Research Collective at The University of Texas at Dallas and co-Director of Social Practice and Community Engagement (SP&CE) Media.

Communication & Culture, Critical Media Studies

Popular Culture, Critical Theory, Media Studies, Intersectional Identities, Cultural Studies, Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, Disability Studies, Labor Studies, Health and Medicine, Surveillance Studies, Science & Technology Studies



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