Keywords/Key Questions for Disability Studies

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to Friday, October 2, 2015 - 5:15pm
James Room, Barnard College

This symposium will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Future of Disability Studies project, and the publication of Keywords for Disability Studies with an artists’ panel and a daylong conference.  On Thursday evening, artists Riva Lehrer, Park McArthur, and Sunaura Taylor will use the Keywords theme to discuss concepts and terms that have defined their artistic practice and identities as women with disabilities.  On Friday, Keywords contributors and other major scholars of disability studies will discuss the big theoretical, social, and political questions facing the field of disability studies and the next chapter of disability rights activism.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
 
6-8:30 p.m.
 

ARTISTS' PANEL FOLLOWED BY RECEPTION

Chair:  David Serlin

Riva Lehrer

Sunaura Taylor

Park McArthur

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

 

9-9:30 a.m.  

Breakfast

 

9:30-10 a.m.  

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO KEYWORDS FOR DISABILITY STUDIES

Rachel Adams

Benjamin Reiss

David Serlin

 

10-11:15 a.m.  

LAW, JUSTICE, AND REPRESENTATION

Chair:  Leonard Cassuto

Lennard Davis

Liz Emens

Faye Ginsburg

 

Rayna Rapp

 

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  

MEDICINE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MODERNITY

Chair: Sarah Chinn

G. Thomas Couser

Sayantani DasGupta

Janet Lyon

 

12:45-2:30 p.m.  

Lunch break

 

2:30-3:45 p.m.  

BOUNDARIES, BORDERS, AND DEFINITIONS

Chair: Julia Rodas

Heather Love

David Mitchell

Katherine Ott

 

4:00-5:15 p.m.  

WHERE HAVE WE BEEN AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?

Maya Sabatello

James Berger

Chris Baswell

Michael Ralph

Joe Straus

 
 
Sponsors:  Columbia's Center for the Study of Social Difference; Columbia's Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Barnard Center for Research on Women
 
Columbia University and Barnard College are committed to creating an environment that includes and welcomes people with disabilities.  This event will include sign language interpreters.  If you need further accommodations because of a disability, please email elb2157@columbia.edu at least one week in advance.