Michael Dale Stokes


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Michael Dale Stokes is a scholar whose work engages with the complex entanglements of disability narratives, science fiction/horror, critical race, and contemporary culture. He is a first year PhD student at Michigan State University. His work focuses on the relationships of disabled characters in science fiction/horror literature and film from the 1900s to the present with race, queerness, and sexuality. He is particularly interested in how these narratives are (dis)figured as they are remade, rebooted, and rehashed in contemporary literature, film, and television. Michael’s work has been delivered in the Centre for Cultural and Disability Studies’ Disability and Emotion lecture series and published in The Museum of Science Fiction’s Journal of Science Fiction and The Journal of Analogue Game Studies.

Michael was one of the 2019 Graduate Student Assistants for Legacies of the Enlightenment. In addition to working to increase accessibility across the website, he helped to share LoE at the 2019 Accessible Learning Conference in East Lansing and the MLA 2020 annual conference in Seattle.

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“Michael Dale Stokes,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed March 5, 2024, https://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/212.