Dis/Color: Race and Disability


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  • Host Department: Institute for the Humanities
  • Date: 02/07/2013
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location: 202 S. Thayer St., Room 1022

  • Description:

    Thirty-minute presentations by each speaker (in the order below), followed by Q&A.  

    • "Crippin' Jim Crow:  Re-Imagining Community in Closed Spaces," Nirmala Erevelles, Social Foundations of Education, University of Alabama

    • "People of the Apokalis': Spatial Disability and the Bhopal Disaster," Jina Kim, English and Women's Studies, University of Michigan

    • "Toxic Inhumanisms and Questions of Race," Mel Chen, Gender and Women's Studies, U.C. Berkeley

    Part of "Integrating Disability:  Cross-Sensory Translation, Bodies of Dis/Color, and Neurodiversity," a year-long collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, National Center for Institutional Diversity, and the U-M Initiative on Disability Studies.

    More information at:  www.lsa.umich.edu/humanties/events.