• Associate Professor, Gender Studies
  • Associate Professor, English


  • Doctor of Philosophy, English, University of Minnesota
  • Master of Arts, English, Massey University, New Zealand


Angela Smith is an Associate Professor in Gender Studies (School for Cultural and Social Transformation) and English (College of Humanities). She is also the director of Disability Studies at the University of Utah. Her research focuses on cultural representations of disability in popular and social media, especially in primarily visual media such as movies and TV shows. She is the author of Hideous Progeny: Disability and Eugenics in Classic Horror Cinema (Columbia University Press, 2011). Her current book project, Disability Affect: Moving Images and Special Effects, considers how disability representations on screen, including prosthetics, special effects, movements by nondisabled actors, and the motions of disabled performers generate particular affective responses.

Selected Works

  • Hideous Progeny: Disability, Eugenics, and Classic Horror Cinema. Published, 12/2011.