Day of Intersectionality
Celebrate human interconnectedness and acknowledge everyone’s own unique experience at the Day of Intersectionality: October 6.
TRIC Pedagogy Workshop
In this opening presentation for the TRIC Pedagogy Workshop, Dr. Nirmala Erevelles prompts attendees to think about how to teach and engage disability in our courses and classrooms.
Class of 2022 Virtual Yearbook
Congratulations to our latest graduating class! Check out our virtual yearbook for the Class of 2022.
Disability, Eco(in)justice, and Transnational Solidarity
Nirmala Erevelles draws on criticism to explain how the story of environmental (in)justice is tied to racialized, classed, casteist and ableist histories and discusses the implications for transformative praxis.
Everyday Survival and Collective Accountability
Margaret Price draws upon data from a study with disabled faculty to highlight themes demonstrate that all participants in higher education will benefit from a cultural shift toward shared accountability and interdependent forms of care.
Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary field that explores social, political, cultural, and economic factors that shape disability; considers the ways disability is understood and constructed across different historical moments, cultures, and nations; examines the intersectional relationships amongst disability, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality; and foregrounds the experiences and perspectives of disabled activists, scholars, artists, and thinkers.
The Disability Studies minor provides an interdisciplinary learning experience about key disability issues including accessibility, design, inclusion, assistive technologies, political and social history, cultural diversity, civil rights, social justice, and bio-ethics. while also attuning them to varied ways of thinking, communicating, and moving through the world.
There is currently no Graduate Certificate for Disability Studies; however, we hope to activate this certificate in the near future. Please let us know through a short survey if you would be interested in taking the certificate.
Disability Studies Initiative
The Disability Studies Initiative at the University of Utah oversees the undergraduate Disability Studies minor and facilitates connections between campus faculty and staff who study or teach disability.
For questions about Disability Studies, please contact
Dr. Angela M. Smith