Felicia Molzon

Felicia Molzon

Research Interests

  • Disability studies, semiotics, national imaginaries, discourse studies, graphic anthropology, neuroanthropology, alterity, ethics of ethnography.

Subfield: Cultural Anthropology

Felicia's (they/them/she/her) research concerns semiotic constitutions of disability across language and social contexts, with attention to the relationship between intellectual disability, the rational citizen/subject, and political agency. They also take interest in how the Social Model of Disability has shaped current pedagogy on disability and how social imaginaries operate in non-normative contexts. Felicia received her A.A in Communication Studies from Suffolk County Community College and B.A. in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where she completed her senior thesis, "Phantom Bodies: Locating and Imagin(ing) Intellectual Disability in 2020 Political Discourse."

Reno, Joshua, Kaitlyn Hart, Amy Mendelson, and Felicia Molzon. 2021. "Toward a Critical and Comparative Anthropology of Disability: Absent Presence and Exemplary Personhood." Social Analysis 65(3): 131-149. https://doi.org/10.3167/sa.2021.650307.