Simi Linton - An Interactive Seminar on Integrating Disability Studies into the Curriculum
February 6, 2008
Highland Commons B116
Dr. Linton received a PhD in Counseling Psychology from New York University in 1985. She left her faculty position in 1998 as Associate Professor of Psychology in the Division of Education at Hunter College, after fourteen years of teaching, to write and establish her consultancy, Disability/Arts. A Switzer Distinguished Fellowship enabled her to complete her first book, Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity (1998), which is widely used in university courses in women’s studies, disability studies, and cultural studies. Her memoir, My Body Politic, was published in 2006 to critical acclaim. She has been co-director of Columbia University’s Seminar on Disability Studies since 2003, and in 2006 served at Hofstra University as a Presidential Visiting Scholar.