Maia Dolphin-Krute is a writer and artist based in Boston, MA. Working across critical theory and performance Dolphin-Krute examines experiences of illness within the context of disability studies, and argues for the recognition and expansion of theoretical rights as much as physical rights. She is the author of Ghostbodies: Towards a New Theory of Invalidism (Intellect, 2017), an examination of invalidity and health, as well as a collection of essays, Visceral: Essays on Illness Not as Metaphor (punctum books, 2017). Her most recent book, about the ongoing opioid epidemic, is Opioids: Addiction, Narrative, Freedom (punctum books, 2018). Dolphin-Krute is also the author of the chapbook Aron Ralston: States of Injury (glo worm press, 2016). Her work has recently been featured or is forthcoming in American Chordata, Full-Stop, Tupelo Quarterly, The Deaf Poets Society and elsewhere; her performances have been shown at venues including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Lumen Festival, New York.
Currently, Dolphin-Krute is engaged in a longterm research project about what forms of freedom become possible when continually modulated by physical experiences and material proximities; about how do you live with. This project includes her recent book on the opioid epidemic, as well as the collaborative public art and public health project The Way We Live Now.
Ideas Section Editor at The Deaf Poets Society.
Available for freelance editorial and reported work.
“Book Review: Ghostbodies: Towards a new theory of invalidism,” London School of Economics Review of Books, February 2018
“Creative City Q&A With Maia Dolphin-Krute and Jesse Erin Posner,” New England Foundation for the Arts, April 2018
“More than $33,000 awarded during second round of 2018 Opportunity Fund grantees,” Boston.gov, May 2018
“New England Foundation for the Arts’ Creative City Program Announces ‘The Way We Live Now,” SAMPAN, May 2018
“Aron Ralston: States of Injury,” Beach Sloth, November 2017
“Lumen Festival Offers Another World on Staten Island,” Hyperallergic, June 2012