Archive: Disability Studies

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Julia Watts Belser Rethinks Biblical Portrayals of Disability, Wins National Jewish Book Award

Julia Watts Belser's latest book offers a radical, disability-centric re-reading of both the Talmud and the…

March 8, 2024

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Dismantling Systems of Oppression with Transformative Education: Kwabena Sekyere-Boateng (C’23) Wants to Start in the Computer Lab

Kwabena Sekyere-Boateng (C’23) completed a 10-week research fellowship examining the complex ways in which technology can both reinforce and tear down systems of hierarchy and…

September 22, 2023

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Did the Suffragist Movement Rely on Racism? New Play Explores Hidden History

“Bitter Flower,” an original play from award-winning novelist and playwright Jennifer Natalya Fink, opens November.…

November 4, 2022

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Academic Journal Founded by College Professor Provides Focal Point for Disability Studies

The Journal of Philosophy of Disability, launched last year by Joel Michael Reynolds, is celebrating the publication of its second issue this.…

September 29, 2022

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Renowned Choreographer Begins Groundbreaking Residency in Disability Studies

In January 2022, the Program in Disability Studies will welcome renowned choreographer Jerron Herman as its Artist/Scholar/Activist-in.…

December 16, 2021

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Junior Creates Organization to Advocate for More Accessible Practices in High School Debates

Alanna Cronk (C’23) started the organization 1AC-ACCESSIBILITY (1AC), which seeks to make high school debates more accessible to those with disabilities, in the spring of her…

July 26, 2021

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Making Georgetown Communication More Accessible, Inclusive for All

As Georgetown shifted to an online learning environment last spring, there was an increase in virtual communication through websites, email and social media. Libbie Rifkin,…

April 8, 2021

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Georgetown Senior Publishes Book on Intersection of Business, Law and Minority Politics

Before graduating this spring, Irene Chun (C’21) will publish her first book Coloring Ivory that discusses minority politics, business and the law. Chun, who is an…

March 30, 2021

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Three College Professors Receive Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Awards, Honored for Dedication to Educating Students

Patrick Johnson (Department of Physics), Chandra Manning (Department of History) and Libbie Rifkin (Department of English) will receive the prestigious Dean’s Excellence in…

January 28, 2021

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Social Impact Nonprofit Honors Disability Justice Advocate Lydia Brown (C’15) with 2020 Beacon Award

Los Angeles-based Social Impact Nonprofit Let’s Talk LD awarded Lydia Brown, faculty in the Disability Studies Program, this year’s Beacon Award for their work as an, …

October 8, 2020