DSI Events

*UGrad DS*
What: The first meeting of the undergraduate disability studies club.
Why: We want undergraduate involvement! We’d like to start an undergraduate arm of the DSI, and we want to hear YOUR voice. We want you to create this presence and decide what it means for you and your fellow undergrads. We want to talk about what disability studies is, how it influences our thinking, possible future events, etc. This meeting not only for undergraduates but anyone interested in helping shape undergraduate involvement in and with the DSI.
When: Friday, October 31, 6-7pm (come in costume if you want!)
WhereRaoul Residence Hall ground floor lobby: follow the smell of pizza.
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, 3:30-5:45pm
Where: Emerson Hall E363. 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 by Jennifer Sarrett (Visiting Assistant Professor in the Center for the Study of Human Health) and Megan Friddle (Director of the National Scholarships and Fellowships Program at Emory); 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, 4:00-5:15pm
Where: Anthropology, Room 303. Refreshments and reception to follow.
About: Margaret Price, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, is the recipient of the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication Book Award for her book, Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life! Dr. Price was presented with the award at the 2013 CCCC Convention in Las Vegas, in March. Exploring the contested boundaries between disability, illness, and mental illness in the setting of U.S. higher education, Mad at School! is a close study of the ways mental disabilities impact academic culture. Investigating spaces including classrooms, faculty meeting rooms and job searches, the book challenges readers to reconsider long-held values of academic life, including productivity, participation, security, and independence.
Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).

DSI Reading Group:
What: Topic: "Intersectionality as a Research Paradigm" Please click here for a list of the readings
Who: Discussion lead by Dr. Florian Kuippis
When: Monday, November 17, 2014, 4:30-6pm, Tarbutton Hall, Room 104
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.