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Proclaiming Disability Arts

New York University’s Center for Disability Studies is pleased to announce a major book and community engagement project, Proclaiming Disability Arts, directed by Simi Linton, along with Co-Principal Investigator Mara Mills. Proclaiming Disability Arts builds on this moment in Disability Arts, mapping histories and engaging its meaning, impact, and transformative potential throughout the art worlds.

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Announcing Our 2021-2022 Visiting Scholars

The NYU Center for Disability Studies is pleased to announce our Visiting Scholars for 2021-2022 Indyara de Araujo Morais is a Fulbright Fellow from Brazil, part of the Ph.D. program in Public Health at the University of Brasilia. Her research is on the Brazilian Functional Index, which was built based on the International Classification of

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Welcome NYU CDS RA Destiny Lopez

The NYU Center for Disability Studies is pleased to welcome Destiny as our 2021-2022 Center RA. Welcome to Destiny Lopez, the NYU Center for Disability Studies RA for 2021-2022. Destiny is a Multimedia Storyteller and advocate for accessible and inclusive media. She holds both a Master of Arts (’20) and a Bachelor of Science (’16)

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"Black Disabled Trans Lives Matter," mural by Chella Man
NYU Center for Disability Studies

NSF Standard Grant for Disability Expertise and Design Justice for Post-COVID Equity

The NYU Center for Disability Studies has received a National Science Foundation Standard Grant for the project, “Disability Expertise and Design Justice for Post-COVID Equity.” The $618,490 grant–awarded to Principal Investigator Mara Mills, and co-PIs Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp–will support the Disability COVID Chronicles, which will analyze the lives of disabled and chronically ill

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NYU CDS Media Highlights

We wish the NYU CDS community a happy new year! Here we reflect back on some highlights from 2020: Our last in-person event in February–a conversation between filmmaker Sini Anderson, writer Amy Berkowitz, and CDS’s Emily Lim Rogers–is now available as a transcript. Berkowitz also reflected on her experience with accessible spaces and literary events

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Event Recordings – Fall 2020

September 25th | Judy Heumann in Conversation with Simi Linton: Link to Zoom recording. October 15th | Disability Visibility at the Intersections: Link to Zoom recording. November 12th | Disability Justice and the Politics of Inclusive Design: Link to Zoom recording. December 3rd | Autistic Self-Advocacy, Neurodiversity, and Disability Culture: Link to Zoom recording.

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