My name is Rebecca Monteleone. I am an Assistant Professor of Disability Studies, a qualitative researcher, and a disability advocate.
My research and advocacy work focus on disability, technology, and culture, specifically focusing on how they interact with and inform one another. I am committed to critical disability studies, feminist research, and social justice. My current research looks at medical technologies and perceptions of disability. Please visit my Research and Publications page for more information.
I am a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow, a former Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar, and a passionate disability rights activist. Prior to starting my PhD, I worked professionally with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities pursuing job opportunities. In addition to that, I work with several grassroots disability organizations, and founded the Ohio Disability Pride Parade and Festival in 2014. I am interested in creating ethical, emancipatory research that empowers disabled people and contributes to building a culture that values all of its members. For more information on my academic and research accomplishments, please see my Curriculum Vitae.