Andrew Sydlik

Andrew is a Ph.D. student in OSU’s Department of English, focusing on the fields of Disability Studies and Nineteenth-Century American Literature. His research on blindness, philosophy, and early American medicine, “Revolution and Cure: Molyneux’s Problem, Denis Diderot’s Letter on the Blind, and Royall Tyler’s The Algerine Captive,” is published in COPAS vol. 18, no. 7, 2017. He has presented his research at national as well as international conferences in England and France. He has taught courses on writing, literature, and Disability Studies. He is a co-founder of OSU’s Disability Studies Graduate Student Association (DSGSA) and co-editor of the Composing Access website, which provides information on making conferences accessible. Legally blind, he is committed to disability advocacy and equal access for all.