The Disability History Association is pleased to announce that Travis Lau, a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected for a graduate student travel award. Travis will be presenting a paper entitled “Disabling Vaccination: Autism and the Specter of Rehabilitative Futurism,” at the Disability as Spectacle Conference at the University of California, Los Angeles on April 13-14, 2017. Travis’ work places current vaccination and anti-vaccination politics within a centuries-long history of representational strategies in Western history. We’ll look forward to Travis’ brief article about the conference experience.
In the meantime, please join us in congratulating Travis Lau!