Welcome to the Society for Disability Studies

SDS is a lively scholarly association of more than 400 artists, scholars and activists who promote Disability Studies, recognizing disability as a complex and valuable aspect of human experience. (read more)

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SDS Executive Office Now Open!

Thank you for your patience while the Executive Office was closed. The Executive Offices of the Society for Disability Studies are back in action and any inquiries sent over the past few weeks will be addressed as quickly as possible.

Thanks to all our wonderful conference participants for a great time in Atlanta at SDS 2015!

Stay tuned for info on SDS 2016: Phoenix! June 8-11, 2016


2015 SDS Board Election Results

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Announcing the Society for Disability Studies Speaker & Performer Roster

We invite members to become one of the first SDS Speakers & Performers on our new roster.

In efforts to gather together a robust list of people who often (more than once a year) speak or perform on disability or disability studies related topics —and to further creative ways to also support the Society for Disability Studies—we have created the SDS Speakers and Performers Roster (SDS-SPR).

Many other organizations—academic, corporate, public—have similar speaker’s “bureaus” that promote certain speakers for certain topics. Rather than promote certain speakers, we would like to be able to offer a more comprehensive and equitable “roster” that would then also demonstrate the vibrant and robust work that people are doing “on the ground” in our field, Disability Studies. We imagine that organizations and universities who are looking for good disability/disability studies speakers or performers to fit their own programming needs and goals might then be able to make use of the SDS-SPR—and too, that many of us working in these fields might have a further resource that lets us know the new and ongoing work of our colleagues.

For more information about the SDS Speaker & Performer Roster, click here