A deeper understanding of disability
Students increasingly recognize that gaining a deeper understanding of disability experience is a critical element in their education, and one that will help prepare them for a growing number of careers. Drawing from rich offerings in disciplines as varied as anthropology, bioethics, English, health systems administration, nursing, philosophy, psychology, theater and performance studies, theology, and women’s and gender studies, the minor in disability studies will enable students to explore this critical facet of human diversity in an in-depth fashion as it relates to their major field of study and to their professional aspirations.
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This year, with support from the Provost’s Innovation in Teaching Award as well as generous funding from Catrina and Alessandro Guerrini-Maraldi (Parents‘24), the Disability Studies Program has granted three Learning in Practice Fellowships to Elliot Lloyd (C‘24), Ben Oestericher (SFS‘25) and Dillon Leet (L‘25).
March 6, 2023
“‘Bitter Flower’ is about a profound conflict between Jane Addams and Ida B. Wells-Barnett,” explains Fink, a professor in the Department of English and core faculty in the Disability Studies Program. “The play asks us to confront the racist foundations of the women’s suffrage movement so a truly egalitarian movement can flower.”
November 4, 2022
The Journal of Philosophy of Disability, launched last year by Joel Michael Reynolds, is celebrating the publication of its second issue this November. Founded to examine questions of “disability, broadly construed,” it is the official journal of the Society for Philosophy and Disability and the first of its kind in a field defined by its intrinsic interdisciplinarity.
September 29, 2022