Podcast Episode 16 – Perkins School for the Blind

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 16 (October 2019): Perkins School for the Blind

Jen Hale, archivist at the Perkins School for the Blind, discusses the school’s history and collections.

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Jen Hale is the Archivist for the Perkins School for the Blind. She has presented on the need for accessible photographs in digital collections and on legal and ethical considerations for digitization selection. Jen is a coauthor of Read by Touch: Stewarding the Reading and Writing Collection at the Perkins School for the Blind (Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, April 2016). More information about the Perkins archives is available at https://www.perkins.org/archives .

Podcast Episode 15 – California’s Eugenic Sterilization Program

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 15 (September 2019): California’s Eugenic Sterilization Program

Natalie Lira (University of Illinois) discusses her work on eugenic sterilization, race, and reproductive justice in California.

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Natalie Lira is an interdisciplinary scholar who examines the politics of reproduction and the ways that U.S. histories of racial and reproductive justice intersect. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an affiliate in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. Natalie is currently writing a book on Mexican-origin women and men’s experiences of sterilization and confinement in California state institutions during the early to mid-twentieth century. You can find her work in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies and the American Journal of Public Health. 

More information about the collaborative Sterilization and Social Justice Lab project mentioned in the interview is available at https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/ssj-mini-conference/sterilization-social-justice-lab. 

Podcast Episode 14 – Disability, Spirituality, and Alternative Medicine

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 14 (August 2019): Disability, Spirituality, and Alternative Medicine

Michael Davis (Hampton University) discusses his research on the Wright Brothers and Edgar Cayce.

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Dr. Mike Davis is Assistant Professor of History at Hampton University, an HBCU in Hampton, Virginia. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Davis previously taught at Laredo Community College in Laredo, Texas and Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida. His work deals with the intersection of religion, politics, and culture in 19th and 20th century America. His current projects include the first scholarly biography of Edgar Cayce as well as a spiritual history of Wilbur and Orville Wright. He can be followed on Twitter at @madavis71415872 or reached via email at michael.davis@hamptonu.edu

Podcast Episode 13 – Disability, Childhood, and an African American Prodigy

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 13 (June 2019): Disability, Childhood, and an African American Prodigy

Camille Owens (Yale University) tells the story of nineteenth-century child performer Oscar Moore.

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Camille S. Owens is a PhD Candidate in African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University. Her dissertation, “Blackness and the Human Child: Race, Prodigy, and the Logic of American Childhood,” traces a genealogy of 19th- and 20th-century black prodigy performances to explore intersections of race and child-development as measures of the Human.

Podcast Episode 12 – Disability History in Scotland

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 12 (May 2019): Disability History in Scotland

Iain Hutchison (University of Glasgow) discusses his work on disability history in Scotland.

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Iain Hutchison completed his undergraduate degree as a mature student in 2000, at the University of Strathclyde, where he remained until completion of his PhD in 2004. He is currently a research affiliate at the University of Glasgow. He is a board member of the Disability History Association, and reviews editor for H-Disability.

More information about the Seeing Our History podcasts, and particularly the theme song, can be found at http://insightradio.co.uk/seeingourhistory-themetune.html#.XPmSXGRKgTI

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