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Paper Workshops & Posters

SDS Paper Workshops

These papers will be available for everyone to read before the conference. All are welcome to attend the workshops on Tuesday 5:00-7:00pm.

Group 1: Representing Disability

  • Subject to or Subject of?: Subjectivity and the Representation of Disability in Una posibilidad entre mil.Elizabeth Jones, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Falling into Place: How Epilepsy is Made in Cultural Practice. Alyssa J. Martin, Brandeis University
  • Illness as Karma, Wellness through Buddhism. Ai Binh Ho, University of Michigan

Facilitator: Molly Kelly, Miami University

Facilitator: Sheri Wells-Jensen, Bowling Green State University

Group 2: Care and Communication

  • Pastoral Care and Counseling Response to Children with Developmental Disability in Africa: The Nigerian Situation. Reverend Olutayo Stephen Shodipo, St Stephen’s College, University of Alberta
  • Conversations in Disability Worlds Looking at Backs: Cross-Impairment Synergy in Communication Disability as an Example of the Intersection of Practicing Anthropology with Disability Studies. Devva Kasnitz, Miami University
  • “My Body Won’t Do What My Brain Wants”: How Sensorimotor Disability Masks Intelligence. Sandra McClennen, Eastern Michigan University

Facilitator: Phil Smith, Eastern Michigan University

Facilitator: Carol Goldin, Rutgers University

Group 3: Disability Studies Theory and Practice

  • The Human Development Model of Disability, Health and Wellbeing. Sophie Mitra, Fordham University
  • “I had no idea there was such a thing as disability pride”: The Impact of an Introduction to Disability Studies Course. April B. Coughlin, State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Enhancing Visually Impaired People’s Traveling Experience through Mobile Applications. Lusha Huang and Hanna Wirman, School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Facilitator: Frank Wyman, CUNY

Facilitator: TBD

Group 4: Temporality and Intersectionality

  • On the Social Temporality of Epileptic Seizures.Megh Marathe, University of Michigan
  • Illegal Bodies: The Intersection of Disability and the Criminalization of Status. Laura Kane and Nate Jackson, Capital University
  • Heroes and Harassers: John Hockenberry and the Politics of Sexual Harassment. Sarah Rainey, Bowling Green State University

Facilitator: Karen Nakamura, UC Berkeley

Facilitator: TBD

SDS Posters

  • A Call for STEM Equity: A Story on the Educational Trajectory of a Blind Woman in a STEM Field. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Ohio State University
  • Equality in the Workplace: Labor and Disability. Kira Dallaire, Phil Smith, Karlie Ebersole, Ava HaberkornHalm, Eastern Michigan University
  • Campus Advocacy: A Few Steps Forward, A Staircase Back. Martina Svyantek, Virginia Tech
  • Learning from Women with Disabilities in Korea: A Fulbright Experience. Debbie Engelen-Eigles, Century College
  • To Give a Voice: Photographic Portraits and Oral History Recordings of the Disability Community. Mark D. Wittig, Oklahoma State University