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SDS Conference Program

This is a preliminary SDS schedule and subject to change.

NOTE: The Sunday sessions take place in Denney Hall on the OSU campus (campus map).

Links to Schedule:
Sunday 10 - 11:30am
Sunday Early Afternoon 12:30 - 1:30 
Sunday Mid Afternoon 1:45-3:15
Sunday Late Afternoon 3:30- 5
Tuesday 8-9:30am
Town Hall Tuesday: 10:45- 12:15
Tuesday 8-9:30am

Sunday 10 - 11:30am

Written, Spoken, and Unspoken Conceptions of Disability (Room 253)

•Cripping the Star-Spangled Banner (Jim Ferris)

•Disability, Experience, and Technological Imagination: First Stage Findings from Narrative Research (Ashley Shew, Hanna Herdegen)

•Narrative Malady, Normative Temporality: Doing Time with Autistic Trans Youth in the Gender Clinic (Jake Pyne)

•Blind Rage, Blind Copies and Blind Dates: A Cross-Linguistic Analysis of Ableist Collocations (Sheri Wells-Jensen, Anastasia Kryzhanivska, Lucinda Hunter)

•The Double Consciousness of Blind Blues Musicians: African American Protest in early 20th century American Race Records (Jonathan Lower)

Transnational Trauma, Mental Health, and Disability  (Room 238)

•An Anthropology of Debility: Mapping the Biopolitics of Refugees’ (Im)mobilities and Trauma (Alana Ackerman)

•Disability in the World System: Imperial Moorings of Disability-Exclusionary Migration Policies (Emily Ruppel)

•Achieving a Trauma-Informed Culture in the United States through Cinematic Representations of Psychic Trauma (Sydney Aquilina)

•Institutional Responses to Extreme Experiences: A Comparison of Two Nonprofit Organizations (David Adams)

•Hostile and Benevolent Ableism: Dehumanization, Contagion-Fears, Jealousy and Inspiration (Michelle Nario-Redman, Alexia Kemerling)

Rethinking Empathy: Perspectives and Proposals for Designing With Disability (Room 253)
Chair: Bess Williamson

•Selwyn Goldsmith, Designing for the Disabled and America’s Problem with Empathy (Elizabeth Guffey)

•Empathy reifies disability stigmas (Liz Jackson)

•Whose Empathy? A History and Critique of Disability Simulation in Design Practice (Bess Williamson)

•Disability marketing: Prickly puns, good for none (Josh Halstead)

Roundtable (Room 214)

Interrupting Ableism in Schools and Communities

•Change from Within: An Undergraduate Perspective on Creating Degrees in Disability Studies (Madeline S. Fowler)

•Exploring Parents’ Satisfaction with School Services Provided to Their Children with Intellectual Disabilities as a Form of Interrupting Ableism (Sultan Aldehami)

•The effectiveness of an Educational Portfolio for Developing Competencies of Special Education Teachers to Reduce Ableism (Huda Alhazmi)

•Ableism and Teacher Burnout (Shatha Althobaiti)

•Teaching on Wheels: Bringing a disability perspective into the classroom (April Couglin)

Discussions  (Room 206)

•Advancing and Sustaining Anti-Ableist Cultures of Care on College Campuses (Sean Kamperman, Margaret Price, Alyssa Chrisman, Elizabeth Miller)

• Claiming Our True Selves: Using Vulnerability to Disrupt Systemic Ableism (Caitlin Caron, Sara Scribner, Brianna Dickens)


Sunday  12:30 - 1:30

Workshop (Room 250)

Care/Disability Justice and Community Accountability Amidst Global Injustice (Carol  Moeller, Tanja Aho, Dolly Singley, Hasshan Batts

Performance (Room 238)

Mad Teachers and Students: Creating Radical Communities of Access and Care (Phil Smith)1:00Psych Ward Break: The Board Game (Katie Savin, Marnie Alban)

Performance  (Room 253)

Painful Knowledge/Knowledge in Pain.— An Elegy (Krizia Puig, Sav Schlauderaff, Shoshana Schlauderaff)

Roundtable 1 (Room 214)

Conceptions of the Visual Eye versus I: A Reflection on the narratives of visual culture from a visually impaired person’s perspective (Mani K. P.)Assistive Learning Technologies for Students with Visual Impairments: A Critical Rehumanizing Review (Ishtiaq Ahmed)Disentangling De Lacey: How the Representation of Visual Impairment Changes with Different Versions of Frankenstein (Sara Dorsten)

Roundtable 2  (Room 206)

 Accessible Futures:  Cyborgs, Assemblages, And Disability: Piecing Together Toward Accessible Futurity (Jen Ham) Disability and Morphological Freedom: The Myth of Multiplicity (Joshua Earle) Ableism and cultures of occupational therapy: Disabled occupational therapists dreaming more accessible futures (Kim The and Elizabeth Harrison)

Sunday 1:45 - 3:15

Artist Resistance (Room 253)

•Gestational Ableism: Exploring Ideologies of Dis/ability in Contemporary Infertility Memoir (Ally Day)“Our Stories Matter”: Disability, Science Fiction, and a New Resistance (Brenda Tyrrell)

•Wear Like Armor: Visible Dtorisability in Game of Thrones Through Tyrion Lannister (Shelby Royal)

•Visualization of Invisible Disabilities: An Arts Based Exploration of Disability Identity Development (Alexandra Allen)

•The significance of visual reason in visual argument (Emily Stones)

Interdependence, Commodified: (Re)examining Power and Care (Room 250)

•"There’s Nowhere to Go": The Complexities of Interdependence in Dementia Units of Nursing Homes ( Hailee Yoshizaki-Gibbons)

•The Limits of State Funded In-Home Care and Building Sustainable Alternatives and Additions (Kennedy Healy)

•The Commodification of the Outsider Artist (Alison Kopit)

•Disability Culture & Social Justice in Accessibility Practice and the Issue of Power in Care/Service Relationships (Chun-shan (Sandie) Yi)

•Inside-Out: Interdependence in Leslie Feinberg’s “Screened-In” Photography Series and Eli Clare’s Poetry and Prose (Joy Michael Ellison)

(re)approaching disability on a global scale: new anthropology of intimacy, access & care - Panel Part 1 (Room 206)

Disability and Intimacy on a Global Scale
Chair:Ashley Shew, Assistant Professor, STS, Virginia Tech. Discussant: Karen Nakamura, Prof of Anthropology and Haas Chair in Disability Studies, UC Berkeley

•“I’m an open book”: Disabled Peer mentors talk intimacy, taboos and transgression (Molly Bloom)

•Disability, intimacy & violence in a Pacific Island care economy (Vanessa Maloney)

•“Crip Intimacy: Sockfriends, Sexuality, and ‘Cripped Things’ (Hannah Quinn)

•“I Walk, Mommy Sit”: Disability Justice, Cares, and Parenting (Ryan C. Parrey and Kelly M. Munger)

College Students and Engagement with Disability  (Room 238)

•(Re)defining self-advocacy: Bringing students into dialogue with postsecondary self-advocacy research (Julia Rose Karpicz)

•How the social model of autism expands autistic college students' major choices (Christiana Koch)

•Accessing the Voice of Students with Disabilities Through Authentic Collaboration: Student Accessibility Advocacy Council (Mitchell Jones, Jen Ham)Using

•Crip Theory to Re-Imagine College Student Development Theory as Interdependence (Elisa Abes)

•A Pedagogy of Resistance: Publicly Engaged Scholarship in Disability Studies Writing Courses (Marion Quirici)

International Perspectives on Advocacy and Reform: Part 1 (Room 214)

Discussant: Andrea Dinaro

•Disability, Diversity, and Corporate Social Responsibility: Learning from Recognized Leaders in Inclusion (Courtney Mullin)

•Factors that Impact Faculty Members’ Awareness about Disabilities and Readiness to Accommodate Students with Learning Disabilities in Postsecondary Education (Ameen Alhaznawi)

•Inclusion in Early Education in the Arab Region: Ways to Recruit Advocates (Hana Alfurayh)

•Understanding Inclusion Barriers to Non-Segregated Educational Placement of Disabled Nigerian Learners for Guidance and Counselling Interventions: Review of the Literature. (Barnidele Agbakuribe)

•Teaching Children How to Be in An Inclusive Society in Kuwait (Zaina Albulaij)

Paper Workshops (Room 262)

Literature 1:45  Facilitators: Sara Dorsten and David Adams

•"A Novel with Social Significance: Medical Narratives and Women's Truth in Mary Jane Ward's The Snake Pit." (Rose Miyatsu)

•Mad Literatures and Racialized Narrative Prosthesis (Jess Waggoner)

•Whitman’s Aesthetics of Paralysis: Embodied Penmanship, the Herbert Gilchrist Depictions, and an Early Manuscript Concept for Specimen Days. (Don James McLaughlin)

Cultural Studies 2:30 Facilitators: Sheri Wells-Jensen and Sarah Orsak

Examining Early Modern Drunkenness in Shakespeare Through Disability (Olivia Barry)

Caring Biopolitically in Alcoholics Anonymous: Depoliticizing Life to Save Democracy (Stacy Clifford Simplican)

Access intimacy and Indian romantic bondings: a note on crossovers between libido and shringara (Hemachandran Karah)


Sunday 3:30 - 5:00

Disability and Care within Literature  (Room 253)

•Reclaiming the Madwoman: A Feminist Reading of Contemporary American Women’s Madness Memoir (Swikriti Sanyal)

•Ageing and Disability: An Interface in Githa Hariharan’s Remains of a Feast (Dr. Pragya Shukla)

•Sculptural Moments of Isolation: Event, Obstacle and Spectacle in Dostoevsky’s Idiot (Megan Gallaher)

•Poetics of Care: Disability, Blackness, and Beauty in Robin Coste Lewis’’ “Voyage of the Sable Venus” (Sarah Orsak)

Disability Policy Around the World (Room 238)

•Ontologies of Difference in Data Collection: The Politics of Representation in the Indian Census (Kim Fernandes)

•The Local Practice of Disability Empowerment in China: Experience from Grassroots DPOs (Shixin Huang)

•Thinking and acting globally: Lessons from inclusion in Singapore through the Enabling Village (Kuansong Victor Zhuang)

•Implementing Article 32: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Inclusive International Development Mandate (Jessica Niewohner, Shannon Pierson)

•Findings on public participation based on a systematic review of ADA transition plans (Amy Heider)

(Re)approaching Disability on a Global Scale: New Anthropology of Intimacy, Access & Care - Panel part II: (Room 214)

Global Networks of Disability Care
Chair: Sara M. Acevedo
Discussant: Cassandra Hartblay

•Sex-selective and ability-selective prenatal screening and abortion in North America: a critical comparison (Soha Aria)

•Communities of care: Religion, disability, and intimacy in the past (Katherine M. Kinkopf)

•Zones of “Social Abandonment” or Zones of “Insurgent Citizenship”? Examining non-state institutions of Care within Southern Brazil (Matthew Resendes Medeiros)

•Identifying problems experienced by Deaf Female students in Saudi Arabia (Ohud Alshaman)

3:30 Discussion  (Room 250)

•Disabled Upon Arrival to a Colonized Future: Defetishizing Disablement through Resisting Disabling States — a Materiel Critique (Sona Kazemi, Preeti Singh, Yanar Hashlamon, Kelsey Paige Busby)

4:15 Workshop  (Room 250)

•Re-examining the Borders Between Us: Regeneration, Symbiosis, and the Future(s) of Self-Care (Sav Schlauderaff, Krizia Puig)

International Perspectives on Advocacy and Reform: Part 2 (Room 206)

Discussant: Emily Stones

•Communicating for Change: Emergent Approaches in Disability Nonprofit Fundraising (Emily Stones)

•Exploration of perspectives on disability and special education in Saudi Arabia as informed by disability studies concepts (Khalid Alasmi)

•Is this it?: Legal capacity reform in Peru (Renato Constantino)

•Inclusive education in Saudi Arabia (Enji Koshak)

•Special Education and general teachers’ attitudes toward using Assistive Technology in classroom with Learning Disabilities in Saudi Arabia (Abdullah Almulla)

Monday (at the Blackwell/Pfahl Conference Center)

8:30-10am SDS DSQ Archive Celebration


Performing History at the Intersection (Victoria Lewis)

10:15 - 11:45am Interrogating the Role of Culture and Identity

•Race, Sex and Disability: Interrogating the role that race and culture play when queer young disabled people form intimate partnerships (Angela Stanley)

•Japanese Ceremonial Identity: Examining Naruto’s Childhood based on ‘Normate’ (Aparna Rajeev)

•Contingency gone right? The strange case of medicine solidifying the epileptic’s anti-capitalist subject position (Megh Marathe)

•Applying the Transnational Model of Disability to Kurdish-Iranian Smugglers (Kulbars): Immobile in Mobility, Injured by Borders, Walls, and Wars (Sona Kazemi)

2:00 - 3:30 Ecological Approaches To Disability

Discussant: Sunaura Taylor

•Disability and Climate Change: Embodied Arts & Ethics (Julia Watts Belser)

•Identifying Harm: The Scopic Violence of Agent Orange Visualization (Natalia Duong)

•Disabled Ecologies: Living with Impaired Landscapes (Sunaura Taylor)

•Disability Ecology: Towards an Embodied Cartography of the Lyric “You” in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric (Joshua Kupetz)

A Conversation with Judy Heumann: Looking Back to Think Ahead the 2019 Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Advocacy, Policy

3:45 A Conversation with Judy Heumann: Looking Back to Think Ahead

The 2019 Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Advocacy, Policy, and Law is organized by Multiple Perspectives

Judy Heumann is the 2018 winner of the SDS President's Award

Followed by the Ethel Louise Armstrong Student Poster Competition and Reception, organized by Multiple Perspectives

Tuesday (at the Blackwell/Pfahl Conference Center)

Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30am

Discussion: Inclusive, Interdependent Allyship: Exploring How Social Identities Mediate the Supervision and Participation in Action and Ally Projects in Disability Studies Courses (Ashley Johnson, Elisa Abes, Megan Zahneis, Courtney Hineman, Hanna Heath)

Tuesday 10:45am - 12:15pm SDS Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Panel: Undoing the Body Liberal: Contesting the Politics of Inclusionism From a Critical Disability Studies Perspective
Chair: Sara M. Acevedo

•Integration/ism and Bodily Integrity: On the Engineering of Liberal Embodiment (Sara M. Acevedo)

•“On Being Included”: Grappling with Biopolitics in the Neoliberal Age of Inclusionism (Robin Roscigno)

•NeoLiberation: Manufacturing the Includable Body (Rua M. Williams)

Paper Workshop: Time TBA

•Jasmine An: “the model minority disability disability creation” – a multimedia experiment in digital storytelling

•Catherine Jampel Projects of Inclusion and Place Character: Disability Diversity in US White-Collar Workplaces