Disability Studies

Disabilities Studies Initiative

Disabilities Studies connects faculty and students as they study and explore aspects of disability from multiple perspectives.  Directed by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Professor of English and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Benjamin Reiss, Professor of English, they along with a steering committee of faculty and staff promote the understanding of disability both on the campus and more broadly through scholarly and artistic programs open to the community.

Disability Studies Mission Statement

The Disability Studies Initiative at Emory is a working group generated across departments and schools that is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and teaching by faculty and students. The Initiative is led by a group of faculty and students who are interested in the social, cultural, historical, political, and legal dimensions of disability in our world. Our mission is to promote the growth and increase the profile of Disability Studies at Emory University.

The website http://www.disabilitystudies.emory.edu/home/index.html provides information about the program, people and news of events.

For information about the initiative, contact the directors:

Dr. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (on leave Fall 2015)

Dr. Benjamin Reiss (on leave Fall 2105)

Jennifer Sarrett
Co-director of Disability Studies
Paul Kelleher
Co-director of Disability Studies
Corey Goergen
Graduate Coordinator