Vivian Delchamps

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Vivian Delchamps is an English PhD candidate studying American literature, disability studies, and the health humanities at UCLA. In her research and teaching, Delchamps addresses the centrality of ableism to the legacies of gender and racial violence. Her dissertation, “The Names of Sickness: Writing Disability and Revising Diagnosis in Nineteenth-Century America,” argues that literature reveals disability to be a complex web of ambiguous utterances, bodymind symptoms, and social relations, one that often bewilders medical categorization. Delchamps also serves the Disability Law Journal at UCLA and instructs the Dancesport Club at UCLA.