Fall 2020 Speaker Series


Dr. Kim E. Nielsen

Dr. Kim E. Nielsen 

September 28, 2020 1 PM (Zoom info)

Professor of Disability Studies, History, and Women’s & Gender Studies
University of Toledo 

Author of A Disability History of the United States (Beacon, 2012), and Money, Marriage, and Madness: The Life of Anna Ott (University of Illinois Press, 2020) tells a forgotten story of how the legal and medical cultures of the time shaped one woman—and what her life tells us about power and society in nineteenth century America. 

Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe

Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe 

October 26, 2020 1 PM (Zoom info)

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and Justice
University of Illinois at Chicago 

 Author of Decarcerating Disability (2020), shows how abolition is not an unattainable goal but rather a reality, and how it plays out in different arenas of incarceration—antipsychiatry, the field of intellectual disabilities, and the fight against the prison-industrial complex.  

Alice Wong

Alice Wong 

November 9, 2020 7 PM (Zoom info)

Founder and Director, Disability Visibility Project 

Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, media maker, and consultant. The Disability Visibility Project® (DVP) is an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture created in 2014. Alice is the Editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people, available now through Vintage Books (2020). 

Headshot of Dr. Feranmi Okanlami

Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami 

November 17, 2020 7 PM (Zoom info)

Interim Director, UM Services for Students with Disabilities
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Michigan

Feranmi Okanlami (he/him) speaks around the country on topics related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, including, but not limited to the lack of black male physicians and creating a health system that is accessible and inclusive to both patients and providers with disabilities.

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