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Disability Studies Lecture: Everyday Survival and Collective Accountability

What We Can Learn from Disabled Workers in Higher Education

March 23, 2021

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The  pandemic has raised startling questions about everyday life—for example, “How is it possible that I am required to do a full-time job while also providing full-time care for my family?” or “How can I negotiate questions of ‘safety’ with my co-workers, my community, even my closest loved ones?” But these questions were already active topics of conversation in small, interdependent communities of people who are disabled, BIPOC, queer, and marginalized in other ways. In this talk, Margaret Price draws upon data from a survey and interview study with disabled faculty to highlight themes such as “time,” “cost,” “technology,” and “accountability.” These themes not only teach us more about the everyday lives and strategies of disabled faculty members, but also demonstrate that all participants in higher education will benefit from a cultural shift toward shared accountability and interdependent forms of care.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ude6pqTgiHtXs8ZgOMA2nBA6t7vY2VnxZ

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ASL interpretation and real-time captioning will be provided. For questions about access, please contact Angela M. Smith at ang.smith@utah.edu

Margaret Price holding her small, brown dog and smiling in an green, outdoor environment. Price has grey chin-length hair with an asymmetrical hairstyle and is wearing black glasses and a blue cardigan.

Dr. Margaret Price

Associate Professor
Director of Disability Studies
The Ohio State University

Margaret Price is the author of Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life (University of Michigan Press), which won the Outstanding Book Award from the Conference on College Composition & Communication (CCCC). She is also the co-founder and lead PI on the Transformative Access Project at the Ohio State University. In 2017, Margaret was inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, and in 2020, she was awarded a Fulbright Grant to study access and design at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Margaret’s current research project is a survey and interview study of disabled higher-education faculty. She is at work on a book titled Crip Spacetime.

Organizer: Disability Studies

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