Rishi Goyal is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center and Director of the Major in Medicine, Literature, and Society at Columbia University. His research, writing, and teaching focus on the reciprocal transformation that results when new ideas about health, disease, and the body find forms of expression in fiction and memoirs. His most recent work explores the political, aesthetic, and social dimensions of the representation of physical trauma in literature. His writing has appeared in The Living Handbook of Narratology, Aktuel Forskning, Litteratur, Kultur og Medier, and The Los Angeles Review of Books among other places.
Rishi Goyal serves as an Advisory Committee Member.