Disability Studies Initiative

Disability Studies RFG

Disability Studies Initiative

The Disability Studies Initiative RFG engages with the Medical Humanities and strives to destigmatize impairment and illness by examining the political, social, and cultural constructions of disability as a political identity and literatures, cultures, and histories so as to shed light on current ideas of disability within broad contexts. Bringing together faculty, students, and community members, we not only explore Disability Studies as an interdisciplinary and intersectional field of scholarship but also use our humanistic knowledge to support grassroots and institutional disability activist projects on campus and beyond.

Conveners:

Stephanie Goldstein, English
sgoldstein@ucsb.edu

Isidro González, History
isidrogonzalez@ucsb.edu

Elizabeth Guffey, IHC Visiting Scholar
elizabeth.guffey@purchase.edu

Olivia Henderson, English
ohenderson@ucsb.edu

Shanna Killeen, Comparative Literature
shannakilleen@ucsb.edu

Rachel Lambert, Education
rlambert@ucsb.edu

Catherine Nesci, French and Italian, Comparative Literature
cnesci@frit.ucsb.edu