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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Academic Ableism and Alternatives

Conference/Symposium | September 30 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Alumni House

Margaret Price, Associate Professor of English, The Ohio State University; Wanda J. Blanchett, Distinguished Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers; Stephanie Kerschbaum, Associate Professor of English, University of Delaware; Jay Dolmage, Associate Professor of English, University of Waterloo

Disability Studies Research Cluster, HIFIS, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor, Graduate School of Education, College of Environmental Design, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Rhetoric, Department of Sociology

The symposium takes its name from the title of Jay Dolmage’s forthcoming book, Academic Ableism. “For too long,” Dolmage argues, “disability has been constructed as the antithesis of higher education, often positioned as a distraction, a drain, a problem to be solved. The ethic of higher education encourages students and teachers alike to accentuate ability, valorize perfection, and stigmatize...   More >