University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


Christopher Krentz

Associate Professor, Department of English

110 Bryan Hall


Unexpected Kinship: Disability and Human Rights in the Literature of the Global South

To complete his book manuscript, Unexpected Kinship, which studies the vibrant literature of the Global South, which contains many colorful figures of disability who not only propel their narratives forward, but also do intricate cultural work. These characters may reflect the reality that, according to the United Nations, most of the world’s disabled people live in developing countries, but authors also deploy characters with these exceptional bodies to signify on a countless number of topics.