Screen capture of the Disability Studies Quarterly editorial team in a Zoom video meeting. More description below.

Top row left: Ashley Roy, DSQ Editorial intern, UConn undergraduate.
Top row middle: Brenda Brueggemann, DSQ Co-Editor, UConn.
Top row right: Greta Schmitz, DSQ Editorial intern, UConn undergraduate.
Middle row left: Mary Jo Schwie-Loughran, staff interpreter, UConn
Middle row middle: Mary Geffert, staff interpreter, UConn
Middle row right: Kelsey Henry, (new) DSQ Assistant Editor, Yale University
Bottom row left: Elizabeth Brewer, DSQ Co-Editor, Central Connecticut State University
Bottom row right: Robert Miller, staff captioner, UConn

Narrative Introductions:

Elizabeth Brewer

Elizabeth Brewer is one of the Co-Editors of Disability Studies Quarterly. She also served as the Assistant Editor for DSQ in 2011 and 2012. She is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of Composition at Central Connecticut State University. Her research interests include rhetorics of mental disability, accessible composition pedagogies, and writing program administration.

Top 5:

  1. North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock
  2. Basil pesto sauce
  3. Ella Fitzgerald's music
  4. Cooking blogs
  5. Color field paintings
Elizabeth Brewer. More description below.

Image Description: A woman with shoulder-length brown hair, smiling and wearing a colorful floral top. She is looking at the camera and the picture is from the waist up.

Brenda Brueggemann

BB is the current Co-editor of DSQ. Also previous Editor and Co-Editor of DSQ from 2006-2012, when we brought the journal to Ohio State University for completely open access digital publication with the OSU Libraries. At DSQ I am the one who answers most of the emails, leads on copyediting. Much of the daily journal flow work we do together (with weekly editorial meetings) and it is always a joy.

My primary academic fields are rhetoric, disability/deaf studies, and writing studies.

I'm currently on the faculty at UConn (the University of Connecticut) where I serve as the Aetna Endowed Chair of Writing and I continue to carry out my lifelong midwesterner's ethnography of New England/ers.

My top 5 things right now (and really, always) are these:

  1. Ohio State Buckeye football
  2. Louisville Cardinals and Kansas Jayhawks basketball (and yes, I realize there are two items there… but I'm always about bending the rules a little)
  3. All things water, but especially just swimming
  4. Bourbon
  5. All things potato, but especially potato chips.
Brenda Brueggemann. More description below.

Image Description: A white woman with dark brown hair and brown tortoise-shell glasses in a classroom/teaching context. She is wearing a black top with a spruce green scarf and gesturing (pointing) with the left hand while her right hand forms the ASL sign for the letter "f. " In front of her are the tools of the (teaching) trade: an open notebook, an open laptop, a paper cup of coffee, a couple of books. Photo is from the waist up.

Kelsey Henry

In her first month as DSQ Assistant Editor, Kelsey copyedited Issue 40.4 and wrote Introductory Remarks with Brenda and Elizabeth. She also revived DSQ's Twitter account (@DSQ Journal) and is working on expanding our following and growing our profile in Twitterverse of disability studies and disability justice. Kelsey hopes to further DSQ's commitments to collaborative scholarship and multi-modal/multi-sensorial content delivery, and is particularly eager to nurture cross-disciplinary dialogue on age, race, and disability in DSQ. When she isn't doing DSQ work, Kelsey is pursuing a PhD in American Studies at Yale and working at the nexus of disability studies, critical black studies, and histories of medicine, science, and sexuality.

Top 5 (in no particular order):

  1. Poodles and Doodles
  2. Brooklyn Blackout Cake
  3. True crime podcasts
  4. Tracy Chapman
  5. Platform clogs
Kelsey Henry. More description below.

Image Description: A light skinned black woman with chin-length black curls and curly bangs, wearing a brown and white gingham dress. Posing in front of a large plant with many leaves and a bookcase. She is looking at the camera and the photo is from the chest up.

Ashley Roy

Ashley Roy is a Fall 2020 Editorial Intern for DSQ. Currently I have been working on finding reviewers and will later help copy edit and write the introduction for the upcoming DSQ-R issue. I am a Senior at the University of Connecticut. I am an English major and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor. I hope to work in the field of publishing after graduation.

My current top 5 things are:

  1. My two orange tabby cats, Otis and Finley
  2. Baking, especially apple pie as of late
  3. Mom jeans - so comfy!
  4. Watching Hamilton with friends
  5. Yogi Tea, specifically Vanilla Spice
Ashley Roy. More description below.

Image Description: A young woman with black rectangular glasses and long wavy brown hair. She is wearing a hunter green tank top and is standing in front of a white wooden wall. The image is from the waist up.

Greta Schmitz

Greta Schmitz is a Fall 2020 Editorial Intern for DSQ, assisting the co-editors by finding reviewers and copyediting. I am a senior undergraduate student at the University of Connecticut, majoring in English and German language and culture. Last fall, I was fortunate enough to spend six months studying abroad in Heidelberg, Germany. After graduating, I hope to find a career in publishing, possibly in translation rights or with a literary agency.

My Top 5:

  1. New York Rangers Hockey
  2. Carrot Cake
  3. YA Romance Novels
  4. Running
  5. German Rap Music
Greta Schmitz. More description below.

Image Description: A young woman with straight brown hair, wearing a black turtleneck and black coat, stands smiling at the camera with colorful buildings to either side of her. The picture is from the waist up.

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