Disability Studies

About Disability Studies

Disability Studies at the University of Utah is currently in an exciting state of transition. In 2008, the university began offering a graduate certificate in Disability Studies; in 2010 it added an undergraduate minor. In 2017-18, Disability Studies is in the process of gaining approval to relocate into the School for Cultural and Social Transformation, which offers a dynamic and sustaining home for Disability Studies’ interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching, attention to intersectional identities, and engagement with social justice issues.

Further information about Disability Studies at the University, including information about the Disability Studies minor, can be found at the current site.

New Faculty Position in Disability Studies

In order to support our vibrant vision and future plans for Disability Studies, we are seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor of Gender Studies who specializes in Disability Studies. Further information and application instructions can be found at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/68235. Applications close October 15, 2017.


For questions about Disability Studies, please contact

Dr. Angela M. Smith
Associate Professor
English and Gender Studies