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Multiple Perspectives@OSU

SDS@OSU Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability — Columbus, Ohio, April 6-9, 2019

“Emerging Disability Studies Perspectives: Ecologies of Care and Access on a World Scale”

  • Preconference Saturday, April 6, 2019: SDS Evening Informal Reception 6-10pm. Blackwell Hotel.
  • Sunday, April 7, 2019: All-day SDS Strand, including Paper Workshops; Evening Keynote  Jina Kim and Dr. Sami Schalk, Dinner, and SDS Dance/DISCO Ball. Co-sponsored by OSU Disability Studies Graduate Student Association and OSU Disability Studies Program.
  • Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9, 2019: SDS Strand at the Multiple PerspectivesConference, ending at 6pm Tuesday.

With deep respect, we wish to acknowledge the support of the OSU Multiple Perspectives Conference and the Department of English at OSU. They have helped make this conference possible!

Register Here for the SDS Strand

Register Here for the Disco Ball

Register Here for OSU's 19th Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability

The 2018 SDS President's Award to Judith E. Heumann

The Society for Disability Studies Board of Directors is delighted to award the 2018 SDS President's Award to Judith E. Heumann. SDS will celebrate this award with Judy during the Multiple Perspectives Conference at Ohio State University, April 6-9, 2019, where she will deliver the 2019 Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Advocacy, Policy, and Law.

2019 Membership Drive

The Society for Disability Studies Membership & Donation Campaign is underway! In 2018, we partnered with Ohio State University's Multiple Perspectives Conference as we will do again in 2019. Stay tuned for news of more upcoming events.

SDS continues to support our renowned journal Disability Studies Quarterly. We host a listserv for discussions and announcements, and we have remade our website in the most accessible format available. We have various benefits of Membership and NEW programming in the works for 2019.

Please renew your SDS membership for all of 2019, become a new or returning member, or make a donation today. We would also appreciate your help with promoting our Individual and Organizational Membership opportunities with your networks, schools, and organization directors.

Thank you for participating in and supporting SDS!
Joanne Woiak, President

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.

Click link for more information about the SDS Speaker & Performer Roster.

Winners Announced for the Senior Scholar Awards and the Irving K. Zola Award

Each year the Society for Disability Studies grants awards to emerging scholars and senior scholars as recognition for their contributions to the field of disability studies. This year, the Zola Award winner is Michael E. Skyer and the Senior Scholar is Joan Ablon.

Joan has short black hair, dark rimmed glass, and stands in front of a beach looking into the camera. She wears a purple shirt with white designs.
The Senior Scholar, Joan Ablon, stands in front of a beach looking into the camera. Joan has short black hair, dark rimmed glass, and wears a purple shirt with white designs.