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Joseph P. Fisher's Research and Writing Interests

Joe’s research routinely pulls together strains of psychoanalytic theory, disability studies, and composition theory. His academic specializations are in twentieth and twenty-first century American literature with a particular focus on addiction narratives.

Since completing his Ph.D., Joe has published on a variety of popular and academic topics, ranging from examinations of indie music gender politics to higher education employment ethics. He also nursed a several-years-long fascination with the television series Breaking Bad, at one point writing and publishing approximately 9,200 words on the series for PopMatters.

Currently, Joe is preparing a project on the intersection of disability and athletics. He calls dibs on the title “On the DL: Athletes, Athletics, and Disability.”

Joe is also a budding web developer, and he is happy to bring you this very website, as well as websites for Disability Support Services at The George Washington University and for Coach Wilson Komen of Coach Kiprunning.

Academic Writing

  • “Epilogue: Unhappy Beginnings,” included in Succeeding Outside the Academy: Career Paths beyond the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM (University Press of Kansas 2018)
  • The Journal of Bioethical Inquiry (symposium edition titled “Composing Disability”), co-edited with Wade Fletcher and Abby Wilkerson, 13.4 (Springer 2016)
  • “Queer Time, Queer Space, and Queer Edge in Lynn Breedlove’s Godspeed,” included in Write in Tune: Contemporary Music in Fiction (Bloomsbury 2014)
  • “A Soliloquy on Contingency,” Hybrid Pedagogy (April 15, 2014)
  • The Politics of Post-9/11 Music: Sound, Trauma, and the Music Industry in the Time of Terror, co-edited with Brian Flota (Ashgate 2011)
  • “The Drugs Aint a ‘G’ Thang, Baby, or Kicking The Chronic Straight Outta Compton,” included in Resounding Pasts: Essays in Literature, Popular Music, and Cultural Memory (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2011)
  • “Addiction” and “Popular Culture”—Entries in Encyclopedia of American Disability History (Facts on File 2009)

Web Development Work

Consolidated Tax and Financial Services Website (powered by WordPress)

  • Complete Content Development and Site Design
  • Full Site Architecture Construction
  • CSS Customizations
  • Search Engine Optimization with Google, Bing, and Yandex

Coach Kiprunning Website (powered by WordPress)

  • Entire Site Design (Navigation Structure, PayPal Integration, Social Media Integration) and Search Engine Optimization
  • Complete Content Development and Editing

Disability Support Services Website (powered by Drupal) at The George Washington University, 2013-2019

  • Site Maintenance
  • Complete Content Development and Editing

Popular Culture Writing

Coach Kipunning Blog

  • Lead Writer and Editor

Joe’s Occasionally Updated Personal Blog

  • Occasional Lead Writer and Editor

Archive of Feature Articles and Blog Posts for PopMatters


Breaking Bad Frame-by-Frame Posts for PopMatters

Nirvana Between-the-Grooves Post for PopMatters

MetalSucks’ 31 Days of Faith No More: Encore

(Really, Really) Small Interviews