OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Michael Rembis

Portrait of Michael Rembis

Michael Rembis is the director of the Center for Disability Studies and an associate professor in the history department at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He has authored or edited many books, articles, and book chapters, including Defining Deviance: Sex, Science, and Delinquent Girls, 1890-1960 (2011); Disability Histories, coedited with Susan Burch (2014); Disabling Domesticity (2016); and the forthcoming "Oxford Handbook of Disability History," coedited with Catherine Kudlick and Kim Nielsen. In 2012 Rembis and Nielsen launched the Disability Histories book series with University of Illinois Press. His research interests include the history of institutionalization, mad people's history, and the history of eugenics. He is currently working on a book entitled "'A Secret Worth Knowing': Living Mad Lives in the Shadow of the Asylum."

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