Class of 2022

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Jess L. Wilcox Cowing

Scholar & professor

We are proud to induct Jess L. Wilcox Cowing into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

Jess L. Cowing (they/she) is a multiply disabled scholar and a visiting assistant professor in the Department of English at the College of Wooster. Their research is in the areas of 19th and 20th century literary studies, feminist disability studies, and settler colonialism. Jess served as the American Studies Association’s Critical Disability Studies Caucus Co-Chair from 2017-2021. Her work is published in The Journal of Feminist Scholarship and Disability Studies Quarterly. Jess grew up on Wabankai homelands and lives and works on Kaskaskia and Piscataway homelands.