Lennard J. Davis is a Guggenheim Fellow who has written or edited more than 12 books. His latest book is Obsession: A History published by the University of Chicago Press. He is a Professor in the College of Applied Health Sciences, the College of Medicine, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences where he teaches disability studies, literature, theory, and the intersection between science, medicine, technology and culture--which he calls biocultures. He is the director of Project Biocultures. He also is a journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chicago Tribune among others and is a regular commentator on NPR.