In an effort to ensure that outstanding scholarship is recognized, SDS has established two awards to honor individuals who have shown dedication to Disability studies.
Senior Scholar Award
The SDS Senior Scholar Award recognizes scholars who have made a lasting and significant imprint on the field of Disability Studies. Senior Scholars have generated a body of outstanding work in disability studies, potentially including published scholarship, creative/artistic production, significant applied research, and other activities. They have also served as leaders and mentors in this field. This award is not limited by discipline, area of study, or by SDS membership.
Listed below, find more information on the past winners of this award.
- 2008 – Steven J. Taylor
- 2009 – Elizabeth Depoy and Stephen French Gilson
- 2010 – Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
- 2011 – Tobin Siebers
Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies
Funded through the generosity of the late Professor Zola’s colleagues at Brandeis University, this annual award recognizes excellence in research and writing and that shares the values and commitment to disability studies exemplified by Irving K. Zola’s life and scholarship.