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Scholars Day: April 7, 2010

Why Disability Studies

There are questionable connections between feminist studies and disability studies. These connections if joined together could create a greater understanding of the experience of the physical body and ability represented through feminism. This study will examine the intersections between disability studies and feminist studies particularly queer theory. The presenter's interviewed disability studies scholars, queer theory scholars and individuals who have a basic knowledge of feminism with the intent of answering ground breaking questions regarding the intersections of disability studies and feminist studies. The questions will leave room for interviewees to add any additional information they feel is relevant to the topic. The end result is finding strong connections between disability studies and feminist studies. The connections between the two areas of thought have much to add to society when examined carefully.

Presenter: Lauren Burdett (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Women and Gender Studies
Location: Barbara Mitrano
Time: 3 pm (Session IV)