Andrew Walker-Cornetta is a PhD Candidate in the Religion in the Americas subfield and is pursuing a certificate in Princeton’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. His dissertation explores the religious history of cognitive disability and its treatment in the United States in the wake of the Second World War and addresses themes of care, relationality, and the biopolitical management of human difference. His broader interests include histories of religion and medicine, secularism studies, and historical ethnography and he is the co-organizer of Princeton’s Disability Studies Working Group.
Walker-Cornetta earned his M.A. in Religion from Princeton University in 2017. Prior to his enrollment at Princeton, he received an M.A. in Religious Studies from New York University (2014) and his B.A. from Indiana University (2007). Before beginning his graduate studies, Walker-Cornetta worked in disability services in Indianapolis, Indiana.