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Chris Eagle, PhDAssociate Teaching Professor


Chris Eagle is a Senior Lecturer in the Center for the Study of Human Health. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley in 2009. Prior to joining Emory, he taught at DePaul University, Loyola Chicago, and Western Sydney University in Australia. He is a former Fulbright scholar, a former Chateaubriand Scholar, and he was a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech as well.

Chris is the author of "Dwell Here and Prosper," a novel set in the world of assisted living which offers a darkly comic take on how our broken healthcare system impacts our most vulnerable people. His short stories have appeared in AGNI, Louisiana Literature, and SORTES. He is also the author of "Dysfluencies On Speech Disorders in Modern Literature" as well as the editor of "Talking Normal: Literature, Speech Disorders, and Disability" and "Beyond Reckoning: Philosophical Approaches to Cormac McCarthy." His academic articles have appeared in MLN, Comparative Literature Studies, Epoché, Milton Quarterly, James Joyce Quarterly, Philip Roth Studies, and Iperstoria.

His main areas of research include Health Humanities, Disability Studies, Speech Pathology, Bioethics, and, more recently, Trauma Studies. For the Center, he teaches Health and Humanities (HLTH 230), American Healthcare Ethics (HLTH 333), War and Trauma (HLTH 334) and Writing Bodies (HLTH 385W) which is a creative writing class on embodiment and illness narratives.