The Disability History Association podcast features recent work in disability history—both inside and outside academia. Episodes can be streamed below, or you can download an mp3 or a pdf transcript.

If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, please contact Caroline Lieffers at clieffers@gmail.com.

Episode 1 (January 2018): Disability and The Waltons

Haley Gienow-McConnell discusses her research on representations of disability in the hit 1970s TV show.

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Haley Gienow-McConnell is a PhD candidate at York University in Toronto, Ontario. Her research interests include cultural histories of disability, deaf histories, and histories of women’s health and disability. She is a fluent ASL-user, and lives with her deaf husband and their daughter in Thorold, Ontario. Haley also recently published a deaf/disability positive children’s book entitled “A Sense of Love.” She can be reached at haleygm@yorku.ca or on Twitter at @HaleyAnnGM.