Genopower: On Genomics, Disability, and Impairment


  • Joel Michael Reynolds Georgetown University



Philosophy of Disability, Genomics, Biopolitics, Disability Studies, Eugenics

Author Biography

Joel Michael Reynolds, Georgetown University

Joel Michael Reynolds is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Disability Studies at Georgetown University, Senior Research Scholar in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Senior Advisor to The Hastings Center, and core faculty in Georgetown’s Disability Studies Program. He is the founder of The Journal of Philosophy of Disability, which he edits with Teresa Blankmeyer Burke. Reynolds is the author or co-author of over three dozen journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries as well as The Life Worth Living: Disability, Pain, and Morality (The University of Minnesota Press, 2022).


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How to Cite

Reynolds, J. M. (2021). Genopower: On Genomics, Disability, and Impairment. Foucault Studies, (31), 142–165.



Section in collaboration with Foucault Circle