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Dr. Elaine Cagulada researches and writes in the fields of critical disability studies, black studies, digital humanities, and sociology, and she also teaches in these areas. Animated by a will to notice the magic of interpretation, Elaine's work is concerned with stories as sites of containment and possibility. Indebted to the wisdom of Black, Indigenous, racialized, queer, disabled/Mad storytellers, she understands the urgency of rupturing and disturbing carceral logics and enclosures through the constitutive force of narrative. Heeding this call nourishes dreams of being together through, with, and in disability differently.

Currently, Elaine is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Gender Studies at Queen's University where she explores stories of race and disability as un/told through the memorialization of Canada's carceral institutions. 

In 2023, Elaine was awarded the Alice Wilson Award by the Royal Society of Canada.

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