Disability Studies: A History Conference

March 30, 2017 3:30pm to March 31, 2017 10:00pm

Location

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States
US

Organized by the University of Pennsylvania Disability Studies Working Group

“Disability Studies: A History” will bring together activists, scholars, and artists working across different disciplines to reflect on the history of an emerging field, which—since its early activist origins in the 1960s—has gained an institutional presence in academia. We have asked speakers to engage with a key question:  as disability studies gains greater institutional foothold in university spaces, what productive tensions emerge between advocacy, policy, and scholarship?

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