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Disability Studies Research Workshop

Faculty Coordinator: Michael Rembis (History)

This group aims to offer broad exposure to innovative methodological and theoretical approaches to studying disability primarily in the humanities, with extensive collaboration in the social sciences, education, law, and the health sciences. It seeks to work with and expand the reach of UB’s Center for Disability Studies.

It would respond to the increasing demand for an expansion of the programming that the CDS already supports. Given the influx of students in the M.A. program and the growing number of Ph.D. students in American Studies, English, History, and other departments who have indicated an interest in disability, we would like to formalize a research workshop to bring scholars from various departments in the humanities together with interested community members to discuss the broad range of work in the field.


Spring 2016

Thursday, February 25, 3pm
330 Student Union
Laura Mauldin, University of Connecticut
“Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children”

Fall 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 7pm
World AIDS Day/Day With(out) Art
B-45 Lower Gallery, CFA

Spring 2015

Wednesday, March  4, 1:00pm
Lezlie Frye, New York University
“Crack Babies” and the Making of Disability as Racial Damage

Fall 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 1pm
280 Park Hall
Julie Minich, Assistant Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin
“Aztlán Unprotected: Reading Gil Cuadros in the Aftermath of a Pandemic”