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Disability Studies at Syracuse University

Disability Studies at Syracuse University builds on the pioneering work in the School of Education in the area of disability. Our programs are designed to help students examine disability as a social phenomenon, social construct, metaphor, identity, and culture. Consistent with the Syracuse tradition, we stand at the forefront of the development of the theoretical, research,...
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Disability Studies Minor

The minor in Disability Studies is designed to help students understand disability from social, cultural, and political perspectives. This interdisciplinary program in the Department of Cultural Foundations of Education explores disability as a social and cultural phenomenon across of law, policy, identity, education, geography, history, sociology, anthropology, intersectionality, representation, and technology. “I am minoring in...
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Disability Studies, C.A.S.

The C.A.S. program in Disability Studies is designed to help students examine disability as a social, cultural, and political phenomenon. Since the 1970s, Syracuse University has been a leader in in research, training, and advocacy efforts in disability rights and disability studies. This program in the Department of Cultural Foundations of Education provides students with...
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Disability Studies Trailblazer Susan Schweik in Residence March 19-30

The Syracuse University Humanities Center will host a visit by renowned disability studies scholar Susan Schweik. Known for her innovative work at the intersection of disability studies, literature, feminist theory and civil rights history, Schweik is the 2018 Jeanette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities. The overarching focus of her residency is “Bodies...
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DisCrit: Disability Studies and Critical Race Theory in Education

DisCrit: Disability Studies and Critical Race Theory in Education. David J. Connor, Beth Ferri, and Subini Annamma, Editors. 2016, Teachers College Press.
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Enacting Change From Within: Disability Studies Meets Teaching and Teacher Education

Enacting Change From Within: Disability Studies Meets Teaching and Teacher Education. Christy Ashby, Meghan Cosier. 2016, Peter Lang Includes “Reimagining Response to Intervention (RTI) from a DSE Perspective” by Beth Ferri
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Inclusion as an unfinished project: Why we need disability studies in education

Beth Ferri. (2015). Inclusion as an unfinished project: Why we need disability studies in education. Italian Journal of Disability Studies.
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School of Education mourns passing of Steven J. Taylor, Centennial Professor of Disability Studies and Director of the Center on Human Policy

Steven J. Taylor, Ph.D. died at his home in South Onondaga on November 8, 2014. Steve is survived by his wife Betsy Edinger, son Jeff, and daughter Lea. He also leaves behind two sisters, Nancy Black and Kathy Miller, a brother, Ron, and sister-in-law, Janet, and the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of his sisters and...
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School of Education Disability Studies Program Co-sponsors “Imagining Disability in Film”

On Sunday, October 12, the School of Education will continue its tradition of collaborating the Syracuse International Film Festival by presenting “Imaging Disability in Film,” and “Imagining Disability in Film: Focus on India” co-sponsored by the Disability Studies Program. Each year, the Film Festival lives out the mission to “engage, entertain, inform, and inspire the...
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‘As a Cripple I Swagger’: Disability Studies in Education and Embodied Difference

“‘As a Cripple I Swagger’: Disability Studies in Education and Embodied Difference” by Beth Ferri. In Practicing Disability Studies in Education, Edited by D.J. Connor, J. Valle, C. Hale; 2014, Peter Lang.
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