Elizabeth J. Donaldson is Professor of English and Associate Dean of Curriculum and Student Engagement at New York Institute of Technology, where she teaches courses in bioethics and American literature and directs the Medical Humanities program. She has published essays on LSD-inspired disability-
immersion experiences of schizophrenia, mental illness in film, antipsychiatry in Lauren Slater’s memoirs, and physiognomy and madness in Jane Eyre. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disabilities Studies and is co-editor (with Catherine J. Prendergast) of the special issue, “Emotion and Disability” (2011). She co-edited the essay collection The Madwoman and the Blindman: Jane Eyre, Discourse, Disability (2012) and currently co-edits the Palgrave Macmillan book series Literary Disability Studies with David Bolt and Julia Miele Rodas. She edited collection of essays, Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health (2018), and is currently working on a monograph which focuses on psychiatry and American literature and co-editing a collection on neurodiversity.