Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 6 (November 2018): Canadian Disability History
Dr. Nancy Hansen (University of Manitoba) discusses disability history and activism in Canada.
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 Disability with 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.