Cavar stands against a wooded backdrop. They have glasses and a shaved head, a wine-colored mock-neck shirt, and a tan vest. They smile slightly at the camera.

Cavar is a writer, editor, and PhD student in the Cultural Studies graduate group. Their current scholarship explores trans(/)Madness, digital cripistemologies, and gender/diagnostic anarchism, among other ways of knowing beyond the psychiatric gaze.

Informed by these interests, Cavar writes original poetry, prose, and hybrid writing. Their critical/creative writing can be found in Electric Lit, Bitch Magazine, Santa Fe Writer's Project, and others, and published their most recent chapbook, BUGBUTTER, with Gap Riot Press in 2022. They are editor-in-chief at Stone of Madness literary magazine, and Founding Editor of swallow::tale, a Mad literary press.

Education and Degree(s)
  • B.A., Critical Social Thought (Mount Holyoke College)
Research Interests & Expertise
  • Mad studies
  • science fiction
  • trans studies
  • critical disability studies
  • digital humanities
  • CripLit
  • hybrid writing
  • critical psychiatry/antipsychiatry
  • neurodiversity studies