Melanie Yergeau

Professional Title

Associate Professor of English

Department(s)

English

About

Melanie Yergeau is an associate professor of English at the University of Michigan. Yergeau is an autistic academic, and her scholarly interests include writing studies, digital rhetorics, queer rhetorics, and disability studies. Yergeau's book, Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness (Duke UP), is a winner of the 2018 MLA First Book Prize, the 2019 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship, and the 2019 Rhetoric Society of America Book Award. Yergeau is currently at work on a second book project on disability, surveillance, and sociality, tentatively titled Crip Data. 

Research Interests

activism
community-based research
digital studies
disability
health
humanities
LGBTQ