Will the Real Disabled Person Please Stand Up? OR What’s Wrong with This Picture?

Translating Disability Studies into Spheres of Policy and Practice

Ellen Samuels is a longtime disability activist and writer. She is currently Associate Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and English at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the author of the book Fantasies of Identification: Disability, Gender, Race (NYU Press, 2014). Her critical work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Feminist Disability Studies, GLQ, and MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States, and was awarded the Catherine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship in 2011. Her essay, “My Body, My Closet: Invisible Disability and the Limits of Coming-Out Discourse,” is read and taught around the world and has been translated into Czech and Hebrew. She is currently working on a new book, Double Meanings: Representing Conjoined Twins.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 3:00pm

Young Research Library,
Presentation Room