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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Submit Proposals for Disability Studies Strand of Pac Rim Conference Now!

Intersectionality, Disability Culture, and Global Change Disability Studies
Topic Area

Disability Studies approaches disability as a social and cultural phenomena
in which localized and global interpretations include socio-cultural,
historical, political and rights-based perspectives.

The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity topic
area, Disability Studies: Intersectionality, Disability Culture, and Global
Change, seeks to imagine and convey the role of Disability Studies in all
areas of academic scholarship and within cultural, gender, race, and ethnic

We welcome proposals in any area of Disability Studies, including:

  - How scholars within and outside of typical disability studies
  curricula are incorporating disability studies in teaching and research.
  - Current developments and national and global approaches to Disability
  Studies programs
  - Historical and contemporary perspectives about Disability Studies
  - Impact of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with
  Disabilities on Disability Studies, Disability Culture, and Global Change
  - The role of the Internet and technology, including social networking,
  distance learning, Universal Design and online research tools, on
  Disability Studies research and dissemination
  - How has Disability Studies impacted other disciplines, including
  feminist and queer studies, American Studies, sociology, psychology, and
  other academic fields
  - The ways in which Disability Culture has informed Disability Studies,
  cultural, gender, race, ethnic, film, arts & cultural studies

We welcome proposals in any presentation format. Please see presentation
formats on our webpage at: Please check
the criteria for each format and ensure that you have the appropriate
number of presenters for your chosen format. You may submit proposals
online at: or send your proposals
via email to

Disability Studies Topic

For more information about this topic area, contact: Megan Conway,, 808-956-6166, Steve Brown,,
808-956-0996, Norma Jean Stodden,, 808-956-4454, or
Holly Manaseri,, 808-956-9218.

For general information on the conference please contact Charmaine Crockett
at or 808-956-7539. For information on registration
please contact Michael Corlew at or 808-956-8816.

*Megan A. Conway, Ph.D.*

*Assistant Professor, Center on Disability Studies
Managing Editor, Review of Disability Studies <>**
Training Coordinator, Students with Disabilities as Diverse Learners

Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1776 University Avenue, UA 4-7, Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-6166 Fax: 808-956-7878 Email:

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