About Clayton Jarrard

I am currently a Research Project Coordinator at the University of Kansas, contributing to initiatives at the nexus of research, policy implementation, and community efforts. In May of 2020, I graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and a minor in queer studies. I am experienced in participatory research, qualitative research and evaluation, and ethnographic research in both applied and academic settings. My academic interests include cultural anthropology, queer studies, disability and Mad studies, and religious studies.

Clayton Jarrard is a Research Project Coordinator at the University of Kansas Center for Research, contributing to initiatives at the nexus of research, policy implementation, and community efforts. His scholarly engagement spans the subject areas of Cultural Anthropology, Queer Studies, Disability Studies, Mad Studies, and Religious Studies. Clayton is also a host for the Un/Livable Cultures podcast.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Clayton:

B Camminga, "Transgender Refugees and the Imagined South Africa: Bodies Over Borders and Borders Over Bodies" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018)

November 6, 2023

Transgender Refugees and the Imagined South Africa

B Camminga
Hosted by Clayton Jarrard
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Transgender Refugees and the Imagined South Africa: Bodies Over Borders and Borders Over Bodies (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018) tracks the conceptual journ…

Alexandre Baril, "Undoing Suicidism: A Trans, Queer, Crip Approach to Rethinking (Assisted) Suicide" (Temple UP, 2023)

October 20, 2023

Undoing Suicidism

Alexandre Baril
Hosted by Clayton Jarrard

Note: This episode contains a discussion of suicide. A list of resources is available below. In Undoing Suicidism: A Trans, Queer, Crip Approach to …

Mara Mills and Rebecca Sanchez, eds., "Crip Authorship: Disability as Method" (NYU Press, 2023)

October 6, 2023

Crip Authorship

Mara Mills and Rebecca Sanchez
Hosted by Clayton Jarrard
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A full transcript of the interview is available for accessibility. Mara Mills and Rebecca Sanchez's Crip Authorship: Disability as Method (NYU Press,…

Cathy-Mae Karelse, "Disrupting White Mindfulness: Race and Racism in the Wellbeing Industry" (Manchester UP, 2023)

July 23, 2023

Disrupting White Mindfulness

Cathy-Mae Karelse
Hosted by Clayton Jarrard

Disrupting White Mindfulness: Race and Racism in the Wellbeing Industry (Manchester UP, 2023) offers a timely commentary on the dominant narratives th…

J. Logan Smilges, "Crip Negativity" (U of Minnesota Press, 2023)

July 12, 2023

Crip Negativity

J. Logan Smilges
Hosted by Clayton Jarrard
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In the thirty years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, the lives of disabled people have not improved nearly as much as ac…

Arseli Dokumaci, "Activist Affordances: How Disabled People Improvise More Habitable Worlds" (Duke UP, 2023)

June 7, 2023

Activist Affordances

Arseli Dokumaci
Hosted by Clayton Jarrard
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For people who are living with disability, including various forms of chronic diseases and chronic pain, daily tasks like lifting a glass of water or …

E. Cram, "Violent Inheritance: Sexuality, Land, and Energy in Making the North American West" (U California Press, 2022)

March 25, 2023

Violent Inheritance

E. Cram
Hosted by Clayton Jarrard

Violent Inheritance: Sexuality, Land, and Energy in Making the North American West (U California Press, 2022) deepens the analysis of settler colonial…

Joseph Plaster, "Kids on the Street: Queer Kinship and Religion in San Francisco's Tenderloin" (Duke UP, 2023)

February 20, 2023

Kids on the Street

Joseph Plaster
Hosted by Clayton Jarrard

In Kids on the Street: Queer Kinship and Religion in San Francisco's Tenderloin (Duke UP, 2023), Joseph Plaster explores the informal support networks…

Clare Forstie, "Queering the Midwest: Forging LGBTQ Community" (NYU Press, 2022)

February 1, 2023

Queering the Midwest

Clare Forstie
Hosted by Clayton Jarrard

Drag shows that test the capacity of bars persist alongside wishes for stronger community among River City's LGBTQ population. In this examination of …

Therí Alyce Pickens, "Black Madness :: Mad Blackness" (Duke UP, 2019)

November 14, 2022

Black Madness :: Mad Blackness

Therí Alyce Pickens
Hosted by Clayton Jarrard

In Black Madness :: Mad Blackness (Duke UP, 2019), Therí Alyce Pickens rethinks the relationship between Blackness and disability, unsettling the comm…

Merrick Daniel Pilling, "Queer and Trans Madness: Struggles for Social Justice" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022)

September 29, 2022

Queer and Trans Madness

Merrick Daniel Pilling
Hosted by Clayton Jarrard

In Queer and Trans Madness: Struggles for Social Justice (Palgrave Macmillan), Merrick D. Pilling urges those invested in social justice for 2SLGBTQ p…