Building a community of teaching, research, & activism about disability

Our Mission

In the spring of 2017, the NYU Senate’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force approved a proposal for a cross-school Center for Disability Studies (CDS). The Center builds on ten years of activity of the NYU Council for the Study of Disability, funded by the Provost’s office since 2007. Faye Ginsburg (Anthropology/Faculty of Arts & Sciences) and Mara Mills (Media, Culture, and Communication/Steinhardt), who formerly directed the Council, are the current co-directors of the Center. 

The Center promotes disability scholarship, artistry, and activism through: public events, a monthly seminar,  an undergraduate Disability Studies Minor and Disability Student Union, and co-direction of the Provostial Working Group addressing issues on campus of Disability, Infrastructure and Accessibility.

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Courtesy of Jason Da Silva

Upcoming Events

On the left, a white woman in a wheelchair with curly hair adjusts her glasses, smiling. On the right, a bearded white man laughs, mid-snap
  1. Sick and Tender: Sini Anderson and Amy Berkowitz in Conversation

    February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Talking Books and the History of Aural Speed Reading

    February 27 @ 6:00 pm
  3. Reading/Book Talk: Ralph Savarese, The Body Is a Big Sagacity

    March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Screening/Discussion: Code of the Freaks

    April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Screening/Discussion: Perfectly Normal for Me

    April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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