UM Press Annotates Disability Studies: Embodied Archive

By: Kristen Twardowski | Date: March 6, 2022
UM Press Annotates Disability Studies: Embodied Archive


We’re continuing our UM Press Annotates #DisabilityStudies exploration this week with Susan Antebi’s award-winning Embodied Archive: Disability in Post-Revolutionary Mexican Cultural Production (University of Michigan Press, 2021). Winner of the 2021 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities, Antebi’s Embodied Archive weaves together literary and historical documents to create a rich tapestry of disability, race, and nation.

We invite readers to join us in annotating two chapters this week, from March 6 th through 13 th . We’ll begin with Antebi’s “ Introduction: Contingent Disabilities ” before turning to her fifth chapter, “ Asymmetries–Injury, History, and Revolution .”

Readers are also invited to contribute to the first two annotation events in the #DisabilityStudies series. Check out the annotations in the digital margins of Jay Timothy Dolmage’ Academic Ableism: Higher Education and Disability Studies (University of Michigan Press, 2017) and Amanda Cachia’s chapter, “Disability Aesthetics,” from Jina B. Kim, Joshua Kupetz, Crystal Yin Lie, and Cynthia Wu’s edited collection, Sex, Identity, Aesthetics: The Work of Tobin Siebers and Disability Studies (University of Michigan Press, 2021).

How to Participate

The University of Michigan Press looks forward to engaging with readers through UM Press Annotates. To help make the conversation productive for all, we ask annotators to follow these community guidelines:

  • Seek to understand differing perspectives. Questions can inspire meaningful conversation and help us develop shared understandings, even where we may disagree.
  • We welcome scholarly disagreements, but ask all annotators to engage in respectful communication practices.
  • Help make the conversation searchable across social media with the hashtags #UMPAnnotates and #DisabilityStudies.

To add annotations and respond to others, sign up for a free Hypothesis account . Once you have an account, there’s no need to install a browser extension; Hypothesis is embedded in our Fulcrum platform. Sign in, select some text, and click the annotate button to join the conversation: happy annotating!


This post was written by Michelle Sprouse, a PhD candidate in the University of Michigan’s department of English and Education and UM Press editorial intern. Michelle currently oversees the UM Press Annotates pilot program. In her own research, she explores social annotation as a tool for connecting reading and writing in post-secondary contexts.