Andrew Lucchesi, PhD

he/him, Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Institute for Critical Disability Studies


I received my PhD studying how shifts in politics and technology affect disabled students in public higher education. I now teach courses and research in the areas of disability studies and rhetoric, focused particularly on disability culture in higher ed and accessible pedagogy. I also study comics and other graphic texts, and I offer classes on comics writing, rhetorical analysis of comics, and comics as literature. 

My current projects include a study of disability representation in contemporary comics and an investigation of institutional discourse of disability through critical discourse analysis. I am co-editor of a book project through the Palgrave Handbook series on Disability Studies and Comics Studies. I also co-direct the WWU Institute for Critical Disability Studies, which was founded in Fall 2022.

Research Interests

  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Comics and Graphic Literature