Julia Miele Rodas is Professor of English at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York. She earned her M.Phil. and Ph.D. in English from the CUNY Graduate Center and holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College.
A disability studies scholar and Victorianist, Julia is co-editor of a collection on disability in Jane Eyre, The Madwoman and the Blindman (The Ohio State University Press, 2012) and co-editor of the Literary Disability Studies book series for Palgrave Macmillan. Her writing has appeared in numerous books and journals, including Victorian Literature & Culture, Dickens Studies Annual, the Victorian Review, the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, Disability Studies Quarterly, and other venues.
Her new book, Autistic Disturbances: Theorizing Autism Poetics from the DSM to Robinson Crusoe (University of Michigan Press, 2018)—theorizes the role of autistic rhetoric and aesthetic in literature.
Julia teaches writing, literature, and disability studies at Bronx Community College as well as guest courses at Lehman College, CUNY’s School for Professional Studies, and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is also co-Chair of the Columbia University Seminar in Disability, Culture & Society and serves as lead consultant on the Metropolitan Museum’s Crip the Met initiative.