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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Black ASL event - NY City

“The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure”
Friday, February 3, 2012 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Milbank Chapel, Teachers College,
Columbia Univ. 525 W. 120th st. NYC -Broadway and 120th St.- (#1 train to 116th)
Join Gallaudet University authors, Carolyn McCaskill, Ceil Lucas, and Roxanne King as they share the history of Black Deaf education and Black American Sign Language (ASL) in the U.S.
Interpreter services provided Light refreshments will be served!
The Vice President's Office for Diversity & Community Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University * Office of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Teachers College, Columbia University * Teaching ASL as a Foreign Language Program, Teachers College, Columbia University * Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University * NYC Black Deaf Advocates * National Alliance of Black Interpreters-NYC. * National Action Network-HOJ Deaf Club
To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678- 3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.

Simi Linton
Disability/Arts Consultancy

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Deadline Extended: CFP for "Performing Under Pressure": Life, Labor, and Art in the Academy

Hello all,

I am pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for submissions
for "Performing Under Pressure": Life, Labor, and Art in the Academy.
Abstracts are now due *January 20, 2012. *We would love to have a prominent
disability studies presence, so by all means, apply and circulate widely!




“Performing Under Pressure”: Life, Labor, and Art in the Academy



We work here. But where is “here,” and how do we define the “work” that we
do? Beginning with these questions about the corporate university,
“Performing Under Pressure” intends to make visible the invisible work of
students and scholars (when most academics don’t call themselves workers).
We enjoin academics and artists in the humanities, social sciences, life
sciences, and physical sciences to think about their field and the work
they do, by: paying attention to what pressures are in play across class,
racial, gender, and sexual lines and how such performances play out in the
institutional framework in which we do our work; critically reflecting on
how images of ourselves as students, academics, and teachers are
constructed; and considering how these identities remain distinct from, and
are also sustained by, the institution that gives rise to them.

* *

Let’s attempt something like a Brechtian exposure of the university’s
workings; in creatively thinking about the things we do, and how they are
done. We’ll explore the economic basis for the university, and how it is
covered over by long-held assumptions about what goes on at an educational
institution; it is not for nothing that Brown University’s governing body
is “The Corporation.” The university reflects the stratifications of
labor--these people pay (students in unfunded MFA and MA programs, who will
leave the academy to join the “real” economy) and these other people get
paid (funded PhD students and professors who remain in the “unreal”
university economy)—even while it retains the veneer of pursuing knowledge
for knowledge’s sake. Or, more troubling: becomes an incubator for “real
world” skills for graduates who will become actors in the finance world.
(The Brown website advertises: “A Brown education is a catalyst for
creativity and entrepreneurship.”)

Possible topics include:

The labor—affective, immaterial, and other—of the scholar in the neoliberal

Artists, performers, and culture workers in the university

How “life” is constructed by and within the academy, with reference to
race, gender, dis/ability, etc.

University-based arts funding practices, forms of curation, and valuation

Government and non-government sources of research funding

Collaborations with business and connections to the knowledge economy

The global university as it participates in forms of off-shoring

Campus sites that reflect on real world institutions: galleries,
laboratories, markets, newspapers, and political forums

This two-day conference will feature keynote speakers including Nicholas
Ridout* *(Queen Mary, University of London) and Patricia Ybarra (Brown
University), plenary paper sessions, forums with invited speakers in a
“long table” format, and performance events.

Submissions welcome from all humanities and social and hard science
disciplines and approaches. We are asking for you to present your work to
the conference if you can also bring a discussion of the labor that went
into it, and of the negotiations behind it. We are looking not for studies
of the university per se, but papers and proposals that reflect on our own
practice. Please select one of the following options and email your
response along with a short bio to

1. Papers: Please submit a 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper relating
to one or more conference themes.

2. Long Table: Please submit a short (200 words or less) description of
your research topic(s) and a list of key terms relevant to your work.


Please save the dates, plan to join us, and share this announcement with
your colleagues and contacts.

For more information, or to watch the conference take shape in a shared
planning space, direct your web browser to: **

Patrick McKelvey
PhD Student
Department of Theatre and Performance Studies
Brown University
cell: (850) 217-6617

Saturday, December 24, 2011

NYC Taxi decision – Victory!! (Simi Linton, Plaintiff, Celebrates)

Justice has been
served!  Judge George Daniels has
ruled that meaningful access to the NYC taxi system is required.

Christopher Noel, Simi Linton, United Spinal, The Taxis for All Campaign,
Disabled in Action brought a civil rights class action suit against The New
York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, and Commissioner David Yassky.  Disability Rights Advocates represented
the plaintiffs.

Judge Daniels ruling calls for
“meaningful access” to taxis for people who are disabled. Though he does not
define precisely what that means, he writes:

“It is clear, however, that
less than 2% of the city’s fleet being wheelchair accessible, resulting in the
unavailability of taxi transportation and significantly increased waiting times
for disabled persons who require wheelchairs, is not meaningful access. In
fact, during oral argument, the TLC conceded that its regulations do not
provide meaningful access to individual who require wheelchairs. It must do so.”

In a footnote, he also writes:

“…meaningful access for the
disabled to public transportation services is not a utopian goal or political
promise, it is a basic civil right. Title II requires immediate and full

Isn’t this terrific!  Of course, there will be more news
stories on this – but for now it is important to spread the word, and rally
people behind this decision.  We have yet to see how "meaningful access" will be interpreted - and what the true impact will be.  Whatever way it is implemented, the ruling itself will certainly have an impact on New York City, and hopefully will also have broad impact
on future rulings across the U.S.

Simi Linton
Disability/Arts Consultancy

Friday, December 16, 2011

Perspectives 2 submissions now open!

Perspectives 2

Perspectives 2 submissions now open!

The editors of Perspectives: Poetry Concerning Autism and Other Disabilities have announced their latest project. Perspectives 2 will be the second anthology of the Perspectives series.
Released late in 2010, Perspectives is an anthology of poetry about various neurological, psychological, social, and communicative disabilities, with a strong focus on the autism spectrum. It included poetry written by the disabled, their friends, their loved ones, service providers, and others who have been personally affected by disability.
Perspecitves 2 seeks to continue the work began in the first volume by collecting more excellent poetry concerning disabilities and neurodiversity. Ultimately, the editors of Perspectives 2 seek to spread the message of the anthology's mission statement, "No matter what our differences, we are all human."

Submissions Guidelines:

  • E-mail up to five(5) poems to
  • Please send submissions both in the body of the e-mail and as an attachment, formatted as you would like them to appear in tha anthology. (.doc, .docX, .rtf, .pdf, .wpd, etc...).
  • All forms and styles will be considered.
  • Submissions should be consistent with the mission statement and fit the anthology's theme.
  • Poems may be previously published provided you hold the rights to them. If you provide information on the previous publications
  • Please include a short, third person bio with your submission.
Website Link:

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:

Saturday, December 10, 2011

[Event] Booklaunch party in SF! Somatic Engagement

Dear DS-HUMers,
should you find yourself in San Francisco on Thursday December 15th, please join Katherine Sherwood, Georgina Kleege, Amber DiPietra, Denise Leto, Eleni Stecopoulos and Christian Nagler at the Green Arcade bookstore (1680 Market Street), at 7.30.

Somatic Engagement: the politics, poetics and publics of embodiment. Chain Links books, 2001. 128 pages, 12 color plates, $16, order through Small Press Distribution (

Edited by community artist, scholar, and dancer Petra Kuppers (author of Disability Culture and Community Performance), the book opens with Arnieville, a Californian protest camp of disability, homelessness, and poverty activists.

From there, a series of enactments welcome trespass and incursion in the name of survival.

Amy Sara Carroll on the Transborder Immigrant Tool, a GPS phone that uses poetry to lead the disoriented and thirsty to water caches and safety sites in the US-Mexican borderlands.

Devora Neumark on washing Tali Goodfriend?s hands in Lebanese olive oil outside the hotel where Colin Powell speaks to the Jewish National Fund, hands gliding over one another in the middle of an angry public protest.

Christian Nagler on writing an experimental novel while conducting an oral history of agricultural labor practices and migration patterns at the site of the Panamerican Highway in El Salvador.

Georgina Kleege on touch and blindness as she discusses Katherine Sherwood?s paintings of magic and the human brain, paintings that Sherwood began after her stroke ten years ago.

Eleni Stecopoulos on the healing quest as research and the complexities of cultural appropriation.

Amber DiPietra and Denise Leto on the collaborative connections of breath, body, pause, pain, and form.

Somatic Engagement is an exploration of how relation and support play out in breaths, steps, and touch.


Petra Kuppers
Associate Professor
English, Art and Design, Theatre, Women's Studies
University of Michigan
435 S. State Street, 3187 Angell Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003
mobile: 734-239-2634
Artistic Director of The Olimpias,

New books!
Disability Culture and Community Performance: Find a Strange and Twisted Shape, on Olimpias practices (Palgrave, August 2011,
Somatic Engagement, an edited collection of artists on the poetics, politics and publics of embodiment (Chain Links, October 2011,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Urgent Post For Disabled Persons In Europe (Please Read And Retweet)

The State of the (European) Union on Disability: 6th December 2011

In a time of crisis: 80 million persons with disabilities in the Europe are dangerously excluded.

On Tuesday 6th December, the first State of the Union on Disability will be organised in Brussels. This important meeting hosted by President José Manuel Barroso gathered Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council and Yannis Vardakastanis President of the European Disability Forum, the representative organisation of disabled people in Europe. We have discussed how to improve the lives of 80 million Europeans with disabilities and to guaranty their rights and freedom of movement.

This will be the first meeting of a series of EU Presidents Summits on Disabilities that will happen every two years. The main goal of this State of the Union is to make sure the European institutions are working together towards the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Concluded in 2010, this is the first human rights treaty concluded by the EU. It promotes the full participation of persons with disabilities in the society, including women and children with disabilities and their families.

Yannis Vardakastanis, President of the EDF will state: "When concluding the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the EU institutions confirmed their commitment to persons with disabilities. In such a challenging time, this State of the Union send a strong signal. The EU leaders want the European institutions to walk in the same direction. Europe 2020, the Disability Strategy, and a legally binding Accessibility Act are all instruments to finally go from words to deeds. 80 million persons with disabilities want now to be included in this vision of Europe: nothing about us without us.

Vice President of the European Commission Viviane Reding, MEP Adam Kosa (EPP, HU) and leaders of the disability movement will also participate in the meeting.


José Manuel Barroso,  President of the European Commission

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council

Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament

Yannis Vardakastanis, President of the European Disability Forum


Tuesday 6 December, 4pm,

At the Berleymont

Why is it important?

This is the first time the leaders of the disability movement are meeting the 3 Presidents.

In a challenging time of crisis, is the EU sending a social message?

The crisis is hitting persons with disabilities really hard in the EU a report says <> .

The austerity measures at national level needs to be adopted in consultation of persons with disabilities.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities is the 1st human rights treaty concluded by the EU.

Its implementation is urgent <>  and need a focal point on top of the EU Institutions.

Facts and Figures

We are 80 million Europeans with disabilities

This represents more than 15% of the population.


18% of European go to University.

Only 9% of Europeans with disabilities go to university


69% of all European have a job

Only 29% of European with disabilities have a job


62% of Europeans with disabilities are among the poorest persons in Europe


95% of public websites are not accessible to persons with disabilities


More figures are available online <>

About us

The European Disability Forum <>  is the European umbrella organisation representing the interests of 80 million persons with disabilities in Europe. The mission of EDF is to ensure disabled people full access to fundamental and human rights through their active involvement in policy development and implementation in Europe. EDF is a member of the Social Platform and works closely to the European institutions, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.

Contact EDF

Aurélien Daydé | | Mobile : +32 485 64 39 93

Sunday, December 4, 2011

In Memoriam: Carlos Clarke Drazen

It is my very sad duty to report that Carlos Clarke Drazen (@cdrazen on Twitter) passed away yesterday morning:
For those of you who never had the privilege of knowing Carlos, she was a vibrant, valiant, absolutely original and smart and wittily articulate individual, and as good a friend as one could ask for in this world.  She had a BA in Theatre and MA in Political Communication at SIU, as well as an MA in Disability and Human Development from UIC; at the time of her death she was writing her dissertation, combining media studies, race, and disability.  She changed my life and the lives of everyone who had the good fortune to know her.
Bruce Henderson
Professor of Communication Studies
Coordinator, Culture and Communication Program
Ithaca College
In the collection Blackness and Disability by the late Christopher M. Bell, Carlos Clarke Drazen wrote the concluding chapter titled Both Sides of the Two-sided Coin: Rehabilitation of Disabled African American Soldiers, which [quoting from the anthology's introduction] "traces treatment approaches for disabled U.S. veterans in the theaters of World War II and in the ongoing war in Iraq.  She illuminates how attitudes towards rehabilitation in the first instance were predicated on attitudes towards the Civil Rights Movement and the black freedom struggle.  Now, she suggests, treatment disparities are likely to be a result of entrenched racism as well as a misrecognition of what treatment specifically, and disability generally, signifies."
My condolences to her husband, Patrick, who is in the midst of arranging a memorial service.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mystified By the Concept of Narrative Prosthesis?

Mystified by the concept of narrative prosthesis?  Michael Davidson, in his book Concerto for the Left Hand: Disability and the Defamiliar Body, provides the following explanation:

In the humanities this social model has been accompanied by
significant readings of disabled characters in literature whose nontraditional
bodies are sites of moral failing, pity, or sexual panic. David
Mitchell and Sharon Snyder have described this analogical treatment of
disability in cultural texts as a "narrative prosthesis" in which a disabled
character serves as a crutch to shore up normalcy somewhere else. The
disabled character is prosthetic in the sense that he or she provides an illusion
of bodily wholeness upon which the novel erects its formal claims
to totality, in which ethical or moral failings in one sphere are signified
through physical limitations in another. In Richard Wright's Native Son,
for example, Mrs. Dalton's blindness could be read as a sign of the moral
limits of white liberal attitudes that mask racism. Wright is less interested
in blindness itself than the way that it enables a story about racial violence
and liberal guilt. In A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens does not use Tiny
Tim to condemn the treatment of crippled children in Victorian society
but to finesse Scrooge's awakening to charity and human kindness toward
others. By regarding disability as a "narrative prosthesis;' Mitchell and
Snyder underscore the ways that the material bodies of blind or crippled
persons are deflected onto an able-bodied normalcy that the story must
reinforce. Indeed, narrative's claim to formal coherence is underwritten
by that which it cannot contain, as evidenced by the carnival grotesques,
madwomen in attics, blind prophets, and mute soothsayers that populate
narrative theory.
(Page 176)

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Yelling Clinic Goes to Vietnam

Yelling Clinic needs your support!

As some of you know, in three weeks the Yelling Clinic goes from
california to Vietnam. Yelling Clinic is a disability arts collective
co-founded by artists Sunaura Taylor, Katherine Sherwood, Ehren Tool and
Chau Thuy Huynh.

Please checkout our Indiegogo Campaign:

Yelling Clinic is focused on issues of war, pollution and disability. We
are traveling to Vietnam to meet disabled activists and artists who have
been affected by the legacy of Agent Orange. Our goal is to raise awareness
about the human costs of war and war pollution around the globe, while at
the same time facilitating empowered discourses through which war
disabilities can be viewed. Yelling Clinic was born out of a desire to mix
artistic practice with community outreach, art instruction, and activism.
We are not traveling to Vietnam to teach or to offer charity, but instead
to learn from the disability activism that is happening there and to engage
in mutual conversation and creative projects around these issues.

We are asking for financial support as the details of this trip continue to
add up. We have our tickets and hotels covered thanks to other support, but
so much of what we are doing has yet to be funded. We could really use your

Here again is a link to our Indiegogo campaign, where you can learn more
about us, help us with financial support, and find out about the pretty
fabulous perks you can get by supporting us!

We are incredibly grateful to find that after only one day, a quarter of
our goal has been met! Thanks so much for your help!

You can learn more about us at

Thank you all and happy holidays!

Latest Issue of Review of Disability Studies Now Online

Check out the latest issue of the Review of Disability Studies: An
International Journa <>l<>.
This super double issue, Volume 7, Issues 3&4, features a forum on
employment edited by Stephanie Patterson and Pamela Block, as well as
additional research articles, creative works, book reviews, and disability
studies dissertation abstracts. Also check out the updated rds
facebook page<>,
and podcast <>.

The electronic version of RDS is free online. Print subscriptions start at
only $25.00 and you can subscribe online

*A table of contents for Volume 7, Issues 3&4 is listed below. Enjoy!*

Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal

Volume 7, Issues 3 & 4

Copyright 2011

Table of Contents

Editorial: Learning Stuff We Don’t Know

Megan Conway, Ph.D., Managing Editor

Forum: Disability and Employment


Guest Editors Stephanie Patterson & Pamela Block, Stony Brook University,
New York USA

Deserving of Charity or Deserving of Better? The Continuing Legacy of the
1834 Poor Law Amendment Act for Britain’s Deaf Population

Martin Atherton, University of Central Lancashire, Preston UK

“Useless”: Disability, Slave Labor, and Contradiction on Antebellum
Southern Plantations

Dea H. Boster, Columbus State Community College, Ohio USA

Electioneering and Activism at the Turn of the Century and the Politics of
Disablement: The Legacy of E. T. Kingsley (1856-1929)

Ravi A. Malhotra, University of Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Disability and Work in Colonial Ghana: Social Orthopaedics and the
Rehabilitation of Disabled African Soldiers during World War Two

Jeff D. Grischow, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario Canada

Research Articles

Disability Studies Pedagogy: Engaging Dissonance and Meaning Making

Kathleen M Hulgin, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Susan O'Connor, Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

E. F. Fitch, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Margaret Gutsell, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Disability in the Far East: Japan’s Social Transformation in Perceptions of
People with Disabilities

Miho Iwakuma, Kyoto University, Japan

Paulo Freire, Disability, and Sociological Consciousness in a Southern
Metropolis: The Knoxville Mayor’s Council on Disability Issues

Matthew Randall West, The University of Alabama, Birmingham USA

Infusing Disability Culture into Multicultural Courses in Counselor
Education Programs

Sheri Ann Rawlings & Terri Longhurst, University of Wyoming USA

Creative Work

Ethnographing the Garden

Rama Cousik, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW),
Indiana USA

Book and Media Reviews

Moon on the Meadow: Collected Poems

Reviewed by Aimée Gramblin

Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essay on Mass Media

Reviewed by Steven E. Brown

 The Power to Spring Up: Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students
with Significant Disabilities

Reviewed by Frank R. Rusch

Dissertation Abstracts

Disability Studies Dissertation Abstracts

Compiled by Jonathon Erlen, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

*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:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

[UK] FREE RIP public event on disability and eugenics, UWE Bristol 14/12

Subject: FREE RIP public event on disability and eugenics, UWE Bristol 14/12
>Royal Institute of Philosophy event in Bristol
>Experiencing disability:
>the right to be impaired versus the legacy of eugenics
>Date:14 December 2011
>Venue:Watershed 3, 1 Canon's Road Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX
>Venue Location:
>Time:18:00 to 19:30
>The UWE branch of the Royal Institute of Philosophy is holding a discussion on disability and the legacy of eugenics.
>Speaker: Christien van den Anker (UWE)
>Respondant: Alex McKeown (University of Bristol)
>Followed by an open discussion.
>Attendance is free and all are welcome
>If you would like to attend please contact Darian Meacham by emailing
>Cost: Free
>Contact: Darian Meacham

Call for Abstracts -- Disability Studies: Critical Issues and Future Developments

Call for Abstracts: Disability Studies: Critical Issues and Future

Edited by Matthew Wappett and Katrina Arndt

We are co-editing a collection of essays for  a book that provides an
overview of the history and sociocultural context for the development of
Disability Studies as a relevant and accepted field of scholarly inquiry,
and then presents key essays that explore developing/current issues within
the field of Disability Studies.  Our intent is to provide a retrospective
and prospective look at the field of Disability Studies and provide space
for the exploration of future directions in Disability Studies scholarship.
We anticipate that this text will be useful in introductory disability
studies courses and specialized sociology, psychology, education, history,
English, and other related social science and humanities disciplines that
intersect with disability studies and issues of corporeal/embodied identity

The book will be arranged thematically with short retrospective essays by
leading scholars in Disability Studies; these retrospective essays will be
paired with new, forward-thinking work by emerging authors and scholars in
Disability Studies and related fields.  We are interested in a wide
representation of authors including global perspectives and from other
fields of study that intersect with Disability Studies.

We currently are looking for essays that examine issues in the following

• Feminist perspectives on disability
• The geography of disability
• The intersection of disability, race, and poverty
• Embodiment and disability
• Historical and political discourses that inform contemporary disability

The timeline for completion of this project in 2012 is as follows:

• Abstract submissions – January 23
• Responses to all inquires – February 10
• First drafts due – April 30
• Feedback to authors – May 31
• Final draft due – July 31

If you are interested in contributing please contact us via email at and (please include both of us in your
reply).  Include an abstract of no more than 500 words describing your essay
and how it addresses one of the themes of this text.