Pasquale S. Toscano

Pasquale Toscano is a scholar and writer, especially on disability, whose public-facing work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Vox, among other publications. After spending two years in Oxford as part of the Rhodes Scholarship program, Pasquale is now a PhD candidate at Princeton, where he specializes in Renaissance literature, disability studies, the (neo)classical epic tradition, and Black classicism. His scholarship on these topics, as well as creative nonfiction, can be found in journals such as SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Disability Studies Quarterly, Shenandoah, and Synapsis, for which he is a contributing writer. Pasquale is also about to start his second semester of teaching students incarcerated in New Jersey state prisons. He can be reached by email at and enjoys learning from new friends.