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DSI Scholar Showcase

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Jones Room, Woodruff Library, Emory University

Event Description: The DSI Scholar Showcase is a unique opportunity to connect with scholars from diverse disciplines and learn about the wealth of disability-related work being done in our community. Join Emory DSI for an evening of lightning presentations from disability studies scholars from Emory and the broader Atlanta community.

Panelists include:

Sonya Freeman Loftis (Morehouse College, Assistant Professor of English)
Christina Harrington (Georgia Institute of Technology, Doctoral Candidate in Design)
Corey Goergen (Emory University, Doctoral Student in English)
David Jenkins (Emory University, Associate Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology)
Jonathan Crane (Emory University, Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought, Center for Ethics)
Ryan Stigleman (Independent Scholar)

Light dinner will follow.

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).

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The Disability Studies Initiative at Emory is a working group generated across departments and schools that is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and teaching by faculty and students. The Initiative is led by a group of faculty and students who are interested in the social, cultural, historical, political, and legal dimensions of disability in our world. Our mission is to promote the growth and increase the profile of Disability Studies at Emory University.

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Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

DSI Founding Director Rosemarie Garland-Thomson recently published the article, "Becoming Disabled" as the inagural piece in a new weekly series by and about people living with disabilities in the New York Times. See it here.

Benjamin Reiss

Now available, Keywords for Disability Studies, edited by Rachel Adams, Emory DSI co-director Benjamin Reiss, and David Serlin.  This multi-authored guide to the critical concepts defining disability studies includes essays by a number of Emory DSI scholars, including Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (on Eugenics), Sander Gilman (on Madness), Ani Satz (on Vulnerability) and recent alum Harold Braswell (on Euthanasia). Find it here.

Rachel Kolb

English Ph.D. student Rachel Kolb recently published the article "The Deaf Body in Public Space" as part of the New York Times series by and about people living with disabilities. Read it here. She also narrated and starred in the short film "Can You Read My Lips?" Watch it here!

Lindsey Grubbs

English Ph.D. student Lindsey Grubbs recently published the article "The Arts and Sciences of Reading: Humanities in The Laboratory" in the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience. Read it here.