Invited Presentation: Practicing Disability Studies

Oct 25, 2021 - Oct 25, 2021
Online via Zoom
5:50 pm - 6:50 pm (CST)

Join this special College of Education Invited Presentation featuring Dr. Alison Kafer in recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month. What does Disability Studies make possible? What other ways of thinking and doing — of theory and practice — does it allow? This informal talk offers a brief overview of disability theory, pedagogy, and culture as modes of imagining more just worlds (and campuses!).

About the Presenter

Alison Kafer is the Embrey Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies. Her work focuses on how political/relational framings of disability can open up coalitional possibilities. She is particularly interested in cross-movement social justice work, namely how to think about disability in and through movements for environmental, gender, racial, and reproductive justice. She is the author of Feminist, Queer, Crip (Indiana UP, 2013) and other essays on queerness and disability.