Leon Hilton is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University, where his work focuses on the intersections of disability studies, performance theory, and queer studies. His dissertation considers the history of autism and the concepts of neurodiversity and neurological difference in relationship to postwar performance, aesthetics, and cultural theory. His writing has appeared in venues including GLQ, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, and TDR/The Drama Review, where he was also managing editor from 2011–2013. He currently holds a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
Mapping the Wander Lines: The Quiet Revelations of Fernand Deligny
Fernand Deligny rejected psychiatric categories of thought around autism, and embraced instead ways of thinking around states of being, and wandering lines....