Monday, April 17, 2006

"Noncompliance" in the Bay Area, 27 April

For those in the SF Bay Area... an announcement posted to DS-Hum today (links added):

The Townsend Center Working Group on Disability Studies

Noncompliance: The Future of Queer Disability Studies

Featured Speakers:
Robert McRuer, George Washington University
Alison Kafer, Southwestern University
Chris Bell, Warsaw School of Social Psychology
April 27, 2006
7:30 p.m.
Maud Fife Room, Wheeler Hall, 3rd Flr., U.C. Berkeley

Reception to follow.


Robert McRuer, Associate Professor of English at the George Washington University, is the author of Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (NYU, 2006) and co-editor, with Abby L. Wilkerson, of Desiring Disability: Queer Theory Meets Disability Studies (Duke, 2003), a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.

Alison Kafer
, Assistant Professor of Feminist Studies at Southwestern University, is the author of Accessible Futures and Political Bodies: Disability, Feminist and Queer Theory, and Progressive Politics (forthcoming). Her work has appeared in Feminist Interventions in Ethics and Politics, That's Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation, Gendering Disability, and the Journal of Women's History.

Chris Bell
, Instructor at the Warsaw School of Social Psychology, has written extensively on intersections of race, sexuality, disability, and HIV/AIDS, with recent and forthcoming work in The Faces of AIDS: Living in the Heartland, Positively Aware, African American Review, The Disability Studies Reader, and Illness in the Academy: A Collection of Pathographies by Academics.

Wheelchair accessible

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ASL interpretation available upon request.

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Sponsored by the Disability Studies Working Group of the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Ed Roberts Postdoctoral Fellowship in Disability Studies/NIDRR, Department of English, LGBT Studies Program, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, & Gender Equity Resource Center.