DSI Events

Disability <IN FOCUS> Film Series:
What:
 "Monica & David" directed  by Alexandra Codina
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7-9pm
Where: Center for Ethics, Room 102
About: The film explores the lives of two adults with Down syndrome and the family who strives to support their needs.
Details: A discussion led by respondents Derona King, Director of Citizen Advocacy of Atlanta & DeKalb, Inc., April Dworetz, MD and Emory’s Bioethics program student, and George Estreich, MFA, University of Virginia will follow the film. Pizza and other refreshments will be served.
Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at (404) 727-9877 (voice) or (404) 712-2049 (TDD).

*UGrad DS*
What: 
The first meeting of the undergraduate disability studies club.
When: October 31, 6-7pm
Where: Location TBD
Details: Contact Samantha Vanhorn at samantha.vanhorn@emory.edu for more details.

Disability Studies Scholar's Showcase
Who: Lightning-Style Presentations by April Dworetz (Emory Neonatologist), Rizvana Bradley (Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies), Jennifer Sarrett (Visiting Assistant Professor in the Center for the Study of Human Health), George Gordon-Smith (Doctoral Candidate in English), and Rebecca Spurrier (Doctoral Candidate in Theological Studies in the Graduate Division of Religion).
When: November 3, 2014, 3:30-6pm, Candler School of Theology, Room 250
Details: Refreshments and reception to follow.
Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at (404) 727-9877 (voice) or (404) 712-2049 (TDD).

Disability <IN FOCUS> Film Series:
What: "Mary & Max" written and directed by Adam Elliot
When: Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7-9pm, Center for Ethics, Room 102
Details: Post-film discussion; Pizza and refreshments provided.
Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at (404) 727-9877 (voice) or (404) 712-2049 (TDD).

Disability Studies Speaker Series:
What: Public Lecture: "Transient Spaces and the Traces They Leave: A Meditation on Practicing Access and the Future of Disability Studies."
Who: Dr. Margaret Price (Spelman College)
When: Monday, November 10, 2014, 4:15-6pm, Anthropology Room 303
Details: Refreshments and reception to 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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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.

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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.