Juliane Gamböck-Strätz is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Mannheim. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Potsdam as well as a Master of Arts from Clark University, Worcester, MA. In 2015, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. Since 2020, she is a member of the research network “The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure.” In her dissertation project, entitled “Corporeal Battlegrounds. Laboring Bodies in Late Capitalism,” she analyzes how contemporary US novels critique normalized late capitalist assumptions about work through the depiction of laboring bodies.

Book Review: Familial Fitness: Disability, Adoption, and Family in Modern America by Sandra M. Sufian

The University of Chicago Press, £28 Sandra M. Sufian’s Familial Fitness examines the complex role of disability and divergence in US adoption practices from the Progressive Era to the end of the 20th century, trying to “understand past structures and forces that enabled or impeded the integration of children labelled… Continue reading