Associate Director of Racial and Social Justice Education, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Title: A Powerful Partnership: Critical Disability Studies & the Health Humanities
Abstract: During this lunchtime lecture, Dr. Carter will provide a brief overview of the history of critical disability studies (CDS) as an interdisciplinary field of inquiry and the current of state of CDS at the UMN. Carter will from her own research on contemporary U.S. discourses of mental illness, access-centered pedagogies, and academic ableism within graduate programs to exemplify the relationship between CDS and the health humanities. In doing so, Carter will outline both the necessity for, and potential next steps toward, building stronger and more sustainable cross-disciplinary and cross-college partnerships.