Amy Shuman is completing a longitudinal study of life narratives told by Italian stonecarvers and continues to work on the narratives told by individuals applying for political asylum in the U.S. and U.K.
She published two articles on narrative in 2013:
- With Jason Whitesel, "Normalizing Desire: Stigma and the Carnivalesque in Gay Bigmen’s Cultural Practices." Men and Masculinities Volume 16 Issue 4, October 2013, pp. 478-496.
- With Carol Bohmer, “Narrating Atrocity: Obstacles to Proving Credibility in Asylum Claims.” Refugee Law Initiative Working Paper Series. No. 7, August 2013.
This year, she has four book chapters and articles forthcoming:
1) "Story Ownership and Entitlement," forthcoming in Handbook of Narrative Analysis, ed. Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes and Anna De Fina, Wiley Blackwell.
2) "Narrative and the Transmission of Traditions" forthcoming in International Handbook of Interpretation in Educational Research, ed. Marilyn Parsons and Michael Watts, Spring Publications.
3) "Disability, Narrative Normativity, and the Stigmatized Vernacular of Communicative (in)Competence" forthcoming in Diagnosing Folklore, ed. Trevor Blank and Andrea Kitta, University Press of Mississippi.
4) Gender and cultural silences in the political asylum process, co-authored with Carol Bohmer, forthcoming in the December issue of the journal Sexualities.