Disability Studies Quarterly


Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) is the journal of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS). It is a multidisciplinary and international journal of interest to social scientists, scholars in the humanities, disability rights advocates, creative writers, and others concerned with the issues of people with disabilities. It represents the full range of methods, epistemologies, perspectives, and content that the multidisciplinary field of disability studies embraces. DSQ is committed to developing theoretical and practical knowledge about disability and to promoting the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society. (ISSN: 1041-5718; eISSN: 2159-8371).

Editorial Team

  • Editors-in-Chief

    • Dr. Kim E. Nielsen, University of Toledo
    • Dr. Allyson Day, University of Toledo
    • Web Manager

      • Melanie Schlosser, Ohio State University Libraries

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    Message from the SDS Board of Directors

    October 29, 2015
    Re: Disability Studies Quarterly, Volume 31, Issue 4 (2011)

    The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) Board of Directors, as the final oversight and decision-making body of Disability Studies Quarterly, is aware of the many questions and debate regarding several articles published in the 2011 (31.4) issue. As an intellectual community, centered on scholarship, research, and learning, we are paying significant attention to the issues raised. We have not yet come to a decision. The case itself, regarding the authors, is not yet concluded.


    Potential authors are invited to submit manuscripts online via the DSQ website. For detailed information, please visit: