Diana R. Paulin (On leave)
Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of English and American Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2451 Office Location: 115 Vernon Street 213
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Trinity College faculty member since 2008
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Stanford Univ.
M.A., Univ. of Washington
B.A., Georgetown Univ.

Diana R. Paulin is the Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of American Studies and English and affiliate faculty in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Trinity College. She is also the coordinator of Trinity’s African American Studies minor, and co-director of its Global Health Humanities Gateway program. She is the author of Imperfect Unions: Staging Miscegenation in U.S. Drama and Fiction, published by University of Minnesota and winner of American Society for Theater Research’s Errol Hill Award for Outstanding Scholarship in African American Theatre Studies. Paulin has published, taught, and lectured extensively on Black autism. She is co-editor of the forthcoming MLA collection Neurofutures, which includes her chapter “Autistic Blackness: An Interrogative Essay.” Paulin’s relational approach to research, teaching, creative production, and activism is informed by both her lived experiences and her intersectional identity. Her work as a parent-advocate for the inclusion and acceptance of Black neurodivergence, neuroatypicality, and neurodiversity can be found in Paulin's current projects— her monograph, Black Autism/Autistic Blackness, and a collaborative interactive digital archive Locating Black Autism.