Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community performance artist and a professor at the University of Michigan. She leads The Olimpias, an international performance research collective. Her most recent monograph, Theatre and Disability (2017), offers a snapshot of the field. Her previous books engaged disability performance, medicine and contemporary arts, somatics and writing, and community performance. She is the author of a dark fantasy collection, Ice Bar (2018). Her most recent poetry collection is the ecosomatic Gut Botany (2020). She lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she co-creates Turtle Disco, a somatic writing space, with Stephanie Heit.
Contact: University of Michigan, 500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.