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About SDS

The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is a scholarly organization dedicated to promoting disability studies. More than twenty-five years of rich history has enabled the organization to cultivate a multinational membership base with expertise ranging from advocacy, activism, and scholarly perspectives on disability from a variety of disciplines. 

Such expertise is often on display at the SDS annual conference, where hundreds of participants gather every year in partnership with the Ohio State University Multiple Perspectives Conference . Members also engage in vibrant discussions on member-only electronic lists with participation ranging from some of the most senior scholars in the field to rising graduate student stars.

We are proud of our working committees and how we have helped shape the field of disability studies. We are working toward compiling greater documentation of our past and maintaining transparency through updates. While we work to update this resource, the proceedings of our Board of Directors, our bylaws, and our meeting minutes are all available by request, either by email or through our contact form.

We welcome your participation. Browse this website to learn more about DSQ and other ways to be involved with the Society for Disability Studies.

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