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. Book Launch and Discussion: Bodyminds Reimagined

    October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Touch This Page @ NYU Bobst: opening reception

    October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Screening Disabilities

    October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Radical Visibility: Sky Cubacub of Rebirth Garments

    December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm