DSI Press and News

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Bioethics.net (11.4.16): 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.

New York Times (9.28.16): 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. She also narrated and starred in the short film "Can You Read My Lips?"

Emory Report Article (9.7.16): "Cassie Mitchell: Competing for Team USA in the Paralympic Games"

New York Times (8.19.16): DSI Founding Director Rosemarie Garland-Thomson 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.

NYU Press (8.1.15): 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).

Emory Wheel Article (2.26.15): "Rushdie, Kittay Discuss Disability Rights"

Emory Report Article (2.18.15): "Rushdie, Philosopher Kittay to Discuss Disability and Human Rights"

Emory Report Article (11.24.14): "Showcase Reveals Breadth, Depth of Disability Scholars' Work"

Emory Report Article (9.29.14): "Disability Studies Speaker Series Uses Opera to Explore Patient-Physician Relations"

Emory Wheel Article (9.28.14): "Understanding Disability Studies: One Professor's Story"

Emory Report Article (1.27.14): "Comedian to Take on Disability, Sports and the Meaning of Life"

Watch former DSI program coordinator, Joel Michael Reynolds, give a talk on disability and ethics at the 2014 TedxEmory:

Watch DSI Co-director Rosemarie Garland-Thomson speak on the importance of disability studies and having a public voice:

Watch DSI Co-director Rosemarie Garland-Thomson speak on disability reform:

Historical events and news leading up to the formation of the DSI:


Emory Univeristy Professor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Dr. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, has been listed as once of the "50 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World" in Utne Magazine. See the article here and Emory's report here.

Emory Report Article on the legacy of Dr. Nancy Eiesland (3.23.09): "Courageous Inquiry: Remembering Eiesland".


The Wheel reports that Emory dedicated $5 million to improve campus accessibility.


Kate Gainer, "No Longer Invisible: Empowerment for People with Disabilities in the 1990s", talk given in the Winship Ballroom.


Emory law student, Kami Barker, sues Emory Univerisity for failure to comply with ADA requirements on campus, specficially Clairmont campus where she lived. See the Emory Wheel article here.


Disability Awareness Week Conference