Cynthia Barounis is a lecturer in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis where she teaches courses in queer theory, masculinities, and feminist disability studies. Her book, Vulnerable Constitutions: Queerness, Disability, and the Remaking of American Manhood, is forthcoming from Temple University Press in 2019. In it, she explores the influence of sexual science on twentieth century American literary culture. Her work has appeared in GLQ, Women's Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Visual Culture, the Journal of Modern Literature, and others. Her current book project uses crip theory and biopolitics to revisit the camp aesthetic. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago.