Todd Carmody is a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Newberry Library Library. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. Aside from the CCA, he has held appointments at Harvard University, UC Berkeley, the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, the Freie Universität Berlin, and Hamilton College. Todd’s research and teaching spans nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and culture, with a focus on African American literature and critical theory. My research interests include the sociology of literature and culture, disability studies and the medical humanities, the environmental humanities, transnational American studies, documentary poetics, media studies. Todd’s first book, Work Requirements: Race, Disability, and Reform, is forthcoming from Duke University Press.