This symposium will mark the publication of Keywords for Disability Studies, a collection of 60 essays that identify and define key terms in the field. An evening artists’ panel on October 1 featuring Sunaura Taylor, Riva Lehrer, and Park McArthur will address the topic of “Keywords for Disability Culture.” On October 2, speakers Eva Feder Kittay, G. Thomas Couser, Heather Love, Mara Mills, Elizabeth Emens, Lennard Davis, Robert McRuer, Katherine Ott, Faye Ginsberg, Rayna Rapp, Sayantani DasGupta and others will discuss their terms and identify key questions for the next stage of disability studies scholarship.
October 1, 2015 from 6:15-8 PM
October 2, 2015 from 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Chair: David Serlin
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
9-9:30 AM: Breakfast
9:30-10 AM: WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO KEYWORDS FOR DISABILITY STUDIES
10-11:15 AM: LAW, JUSTICE, AND REPRESENTATION
Chair: Leonard Cassuto
11:30 AM-12:45 PM: MEDICINE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MODERNITY
Chair: Sarah Chinn
G. Thomas Couser
12:45-2:30 PM: Lunch break
2:30-3:45 PM: BOUNDARIES, BORDERS, AND DEFINITIONS
Chair: Julia Rodas
4:00-5:15 PM: WHERE HAVE WE BEEN AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?
This event is free and open to the public.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week in advance.