CONTRIBUTOR:

Kari Nixon

AFFILIATION:

TITLE:

Professor

DEPARTMENT:

English

INSTITUTION:

Whitworth University

BIOGRAPHY:

Kari Nixon is an assistant professor at Whitworth University. Her research focuses on the confluence of microbiology, germ theory, and social norms in the late nineteenth century. Her work has appeared in Disability Studies Quarterly and Journal for Medical Humanities, among others. Her co-edited collections, Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory and Syphilis and Subjectivity were published with Palgrave in 2016 and ’17, respectively. Her first monograph, Kept From All Contagion: Germ Theory, Disease, and the Dilemma of Human Contact was published in May 2020 with SUNY UP, and she is currently working on a second monograph about the influence of optical technologies on white supremacy in the British Empire.