DSI Events

Spring Upcoming Events:

Events to include:

  • Multiple events coinciding with a weeklong residency by Dr. Eva Kittay (Feb. 23-25), including:
    • A lecture by Dr. Eva Kittay.
    • A panel on human rights with Sir Salman Rushdie, Dr. Eva Kittay, Dr. Benjamin Reiss, and Dr. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson.
    • A roundtable discussion of care ethics with Dr. Martha Fineman and Dr. Eva Kittay.
  • A public lecture by Dr. Michael Davidson (April 13).
  • A night of music and discussion with the Frank Barham Brazilian Fusion Band (March 23).
  • Disability <IN FOCUS> Film Series: Three more films, in conjunction with the Center for Ethics.
  • DSI Spring Scholar's Showcase.
  • Continuation of uDSI, Works-in-Progress, and DSI Reading Group meetings.

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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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Dr. Harold Braswell

Dr. Harold Braswell, Emory PhD and active member of the DSI while at Emory, is now an Assistant Professor at the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics. His research and teaching examine the intersection of disability studies and bioethics, with a particular focus on end-of-life care. He is currently completing a book-length manuscript that explores how death is defined in US hospice care. This research draws on a year-and-a-half of ethnographic fieldwork in various Atlanta-area hospices, as well as original archival research on the modern US hospice movement. His scholarship has won awards from the Hastings Center, the Society for Disability Studies, and the University of Chicago Program on Medicine and Religion. He is the organizer of the Society for Disability Studies interest group for family members of persons with disabilities.

Florian Kiuppis HeadshotDr. Florian Kiuppis

Dr. Florian Kiuppis is a Visiting Research Scholar in Emory's Sociology Department whose work invovles Disability Studies, Comparative Education, Inclusive Education, and Social Movements. Please click here for more information about Dr. Kiuppis' exciting work.