Graduate Workshop | Disability and State Violence
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Host: Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme
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.
Department of English Associate Professor 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, Research Justice at the Intersections fellow at Mills College, works with narratives told by survivors of the Iran Iraq war. The workshop will consider the multiple global intersections of disability and state violence.