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Cynthia Bruce: Activist Disability Scholarship: Knowledge Mobilization for Socially Just Change in University Education

Event Type
Department of Sociology
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Apr 8, 2022   3:00 pm  
Dr. Cynthia Bruce
Originating Calendar
Department of Sociology

Abstract: This presentation will explore the role of activist disability scholarship with a focus on how it can support more socially just futures in higher education. Dr. Bruce will draw on her research and experience in post-secondary accessibility to explore the presence of ableism and the marginalization and exclusion it creates for a diversity of disabled students. Self-advocacy as precariousness will be a focal point of her analysis of contemporary accessibility policy frameworks that dis/able, and possibilities for decreasing reliance on it as a strategy for inclusion will be examined.

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