Keywords/Key Questions

Heather Love, Sayantani DasGupta, Lennard Davis, Robert McRuer, Rayna Rapp, Sunaura Taylor, and more.

Keywords for Disability StudiesABOUT THE EVENT:

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.

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DATES:

October 1, 2015 from 6:15-8 PM
October 2, 2015 from 9 AM – 5:30 PM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
6-8:30 PM: ARTISTS’ PANEL FOLLOWED BY RECEPTION

Chair:  David Serlin
Riva Lehrer
Sunaura Taylor
Park McArthur

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

9-9:30 AM: Breakfast

9:30-10 AM: WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO KEYWORDS FOR DISABILITY STUDIES

Rachel Adams
Benjamin Reiss
David Serlin

10-11:15 AM: LAW, JUSTICE, AND REPRESENTATION

Chair:  Leonard Cassuto
Lennard Davis
Liz Emens
Faye Ginsburg
Rayna Rapp

11:30 AM-12:45 PM: MEDICINE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MODERNITY

Chair: Sarah Chinn
G. Thomas Couser
Sayantani DasGupta
Janet Lyon

12:45-2:30 PM: Lunch break

2:30-3:45 PM: BOUNDARIES, BORDERS, AND DEFINITIONS

Chair: Julia Rodas
Heather Love
David Mitchell
Katherine Ott

4:00-5:15 PM: WHERE HAVE WE BEEN AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?

Maya Sabatello
James Berger
Chris Baswell
Michael Ralph
Joe Straus


This event is free and open to the public.

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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 elb2157@columbia.edu at least one week in advance.