Welcome to the Society for Disability Studies
SDS is a lively scholarly association of more than 400 artists, scholars and activists who promote Disability Studies, recognizing disability as a complex and valuable aspect of human experience. (read more)
SDS 2016 Phoenix: Call for Proposals - Now Closed
Thank you to everyone that submitted a proposal for the 2016 SDS Confererence in Phoenix. We apologize for the technical issues that occurred with the proposal portal. To anyone that sent an inquiry to the Executive Office regarding whether or not their proposal was successfully received, please be patient and we will contact each of you directly to update you on the status of your proposal submission.
Message from the SDS Board of Directors
October 29, 2015
Re: Disability Studies Quarterly, Volume 31, Issue 4 (2011)
The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) Board of Directors, as the final oversight and decision-making body of Disability Studies Quarterly, is aware of the many questions and debate regarding several articles published in the 2011 (31.4) issue. As an intellectual community, centered on scholarship, research, and learning, we are paying significant attention to the issues raised. We have not yet come to a decision. The case itself, regarding the authors, is not yet concluded.
Announcing the Society for Disability Studies Speaker & Performer Roster
We invite members to become one of the first SDS Speakers & Performers on our new roster.
In efforts to gather together a robust list of people who often (more than once a year) speak or perform on disability or disability studies related topics —and to further creative ways to also support the Society for Disability Studies—we have created the SDS Speakers and Performers Roster (SDS-SPR).
Many other organizations—academic, corporate, public—have similar speaker’s “bureaus” that promote certain speakers for certain topics. Rather than promote certain speakers, we would like to be able to offer a more comprehensive and equitable “roster” that would then also demonstrate the vibrant and robust work that people are doing “on the ground” in our field, Disability Studies. We imagine that organizations and universities who are looking for good disability/disability studies speakers or performers to fit their own programming needs and goals might then be able to make use of the SDS-SPR—and too, that many of us working in these fields might have a further resource that lets us know the new and ongoing work of our colleagues.
For more information about the SDS Speaker & Performer Roster, click here