People with disabilities face multiple human rights violations, and yet their precarity is often more recognized metaphorically — as general vulnerability — than in terms of the material conditions that produce inaccessibility and persecution and render them invisible. The two presenters for this session work on global dimensions of disability and human rights. Rachel Lewis’ work focuses on the precarity of people with disabilities in the political asylum process and in refugee narratives more generally. Sona Hill Kazemi will works with narratives told by survivors of the Iran Iraq war. The graduate workshop will consider the multiple global intersections of disability and state violence.
- Workshop leaders: Sona Hill Kazemi (Research Justice at the Intersections Fellow—Mills College) and Rachel Lewis (Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies Program—George Mason University)
- Moderator: Margaret Price (Associate Professor, Department of English—Ohio State)
This event is a part of the Society of Fellows Graduate Workshop series, hosted by the Global Arts and Humanities. To learn more about the event, please visit go.osu.edu/sof-workshops.