Spatial Discipline and Queer Futures in the Perkins School for the Blind

Mary Zaborskis

Vanderbilt University

Mary Zaborskis is a Senior Lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies at Vanderbilt University. She works at the intersections of queer, critical race, and childhood studies in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and culture. Her work has appeared in GLQ, WSQ, and Journal of Homosexuality. She is a contributing editor at Public Books.


This paper considers the role that the environment—architecture, design, layout, objects—played in managing children's sexualities and gender formation in schools for the blind. I argue that these institutions utilized the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Mary Zaborskis (Vanderbilt University)

Topic Area

Childhood Teleologies: Climates of Growth


S7a » Seminar 7.a: Childhood Teleologies: Climates of Growth I (15:45 - Friday, 23rd March, Boardroom East)

Presentation Files

The presenter has not uploaded any presentation files.