As a member of the academic community, I have often participated in making campus more accessible, in line with the goals of the disability rights movement. At UCSC, I’m focusing on:
Mapping access on campus. UCSC is a particularly inaccessible physical campus, but it also has other barriers. I’m drawing off and complicating my work on the RSA mapping project and a recent independent study.
Bring disability scholars and activists to campus. (Jay Dolmage Academic Ableism flyer in PDF.)
Create spaces for disabled faculty on campus. In process!
My work at CU Denver focused on a site providing Disability Information for Faculty. I also coordinated a Disability as Diversity series:
- Corbett OToole, Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History (flyer)
- Melanie Yergeau, Minding Theory of Mind: Autism, Embodiment, Narrative (flyer)
- Faculty Workshop on Gender and Disability with Garland Thomson
- Working Lunch with Lennard Davis
- Margaret Price, Mad at School: Rhetorics of Disability and Academic Life
- Anne Finger, Call Me Ahab
- Susan Schweik, The Ugly Laws: Disability In Public.
- Rosemarie Garland Thomson, “Medical Genocide as Policy and Ideology”
- Disability as Diversity on “A Wider World”