Writing

A selection of Naomi’s writing. More can be found online.

A mobility scooter on some green grass, besides a very large, jagged rock. Grey sky.
Image: Naomi’s mobility scooter by a large rock, at Avebury stone circle.

Creative and Personal Writing/Storytelling

‘Imagine: Outside’. A creative meditation on being a disabled researcher doing disability research. The Still Point, 2015.
“I wonder if we have become too accustomed to waiting.”

Disability: We Can All Do BetterThe Guardian, 2010.

Academic Writing

The Upside-Down Kingdom of God: Stories of Disabled Christians in Churches. A summary of Naomi’s PhD research (2019) written in accessible language.

Passing For Normal: The Austerity Politics of Visibility and Invisibility for Disabled People. Paper presented at the ‘Disrupting Normalcy’ conference, Goldsmiths University, 2015.
“…many disabled people desperately need the safety that is found in [the] invisibility that allows for passing, Many are caught between the safety of passing, and the official support that [requires] visibility and legitimacy.”

The Cult of Health and Wholelness: Normalcy and the Charismatic Christian Healing Movement. Book chapter in ‘Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane: Precarious Positions’, ed Mallet, Ogden & Slater, 2015.

For more of Naomi’s academic writing, see academia.edu.

Book Reviews (selection)

Disability Studies and Biblical Literature

A Theological Diagnosis: A New Direction on Genetic Therapy, ‘Disability’ and the Ethics of Healing