Dr. David Gerber is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and Emeritus Director of the Center for Disability Studies at the University of Buffalo. He has authored and edited numerous books, including Disabled Veterans in History (2000, revised and expanded 2012), and has published numerous essays about disability, immigration, and ethnicity. Among his many accolades, Professor Gerber was honored with the Annual Senior Scholar Award by the Society for Disability Studies in 2015, and he published an accompanying essay, “Disability Scholars as World Disrupters and Worldmakers,” in Disability Studies Quarterly in 2017.
Dr. Nancy Hansen is an Associate Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba. Nancy obtained a PhD (Human Geography) from the University of Glasgow and her research interests in disability studies include disability in spaces of culture education, literacy, social policy, employment, healthcare access, and experiences of disabled and LGBTQ communities in post-conflict areas. Nancy is a former member of the CAUT Working Group Academics with Disabilities and Equity Committee, and former President of the Canadian Disability Studies Association. Nancy received an Einstein research fellowship examining Disability Studies and the Legacy of Nazi Eugenics and the ICUF Sprott Asset Management Scholarship examining disability history. Nancy has written numerous book chapters and contributed to various international academic journals. She is co-editor of The Routledge History of Disabilitywith Roy Hanes and Ivan Brown (2017) and Untold Stories: A Canadian Disability History Reader with Roy Hanes and Diane Driedger (2018). She can be reached on Twitter @DrNancyHansen.
Greg Carrier is a deaf-blind graduate student who is interested in how medieval intellectuals approached disability, especially deafness. He is particularly interested in examining how medieval thinkers approached disability with respect to medieval religion and theology. He can be contacted via email at email@example.com.
Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 4 (September 2018): Global Histories of Disability
PhD students Chao Wang (University of Chicago), Katherrine Healey (Yale University), and Elizabeth McFayden (University of Illinois at Chicago) discuss their experiences attending “Global Histories of Disability,” a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute.