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Fall 2023 Newsletter

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The Research Consortium on Disability conducts and coordinates research at Fordham to help guide the world on a path towards inclusion. The Research Consortium on Disability organizes events and supports research through seed grants and community building. Please consider donating to the Research Consortium on Disability using this link.

Up Coming Events

Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

Tuesday Jan. 23rd, 1-2pm.

Title: Learning Disability Justice: Making Research Accessible through Critical Participatory Action Research

Speaker: Laura Wernick, Graduate School of Social Services, Fordham University

This event will take place at Lincoln Center (Room TBD) but will also be available through Zoom. Registration is available at this link.


Wednesday Feb. 15th, 12-1pm.

Title: Voters' reactions to candidates with mental illness: A stereotyping approach.

Speakers: Jacob Smith and Monika McDermot, Political Science, Fordham University

This event will take place at Rose Hill (Room TBD) but will also be available through Zoom. Registration is available at this link.

Recent Publications by RCD Affiliates

Mills, M. and Sanchez, RebeccaCrip Authorship: Disability as Method. New York, USA: New York University Press, 2023.

Herrera, S., Rodriguez, Diane, and Cabral, R. (2023). Equitable and Inclusive Teaching for Diverse Learners  with Disabilities. A Biography Driven Approach.  New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Special Issues
McAloon, Francis (2023). Disability and Spirituality. SPIRITUS: the Journal of Christian SpiritualityVol. 23(1).

Mitra, Sophie and Qin Gao (2023). Disability and social policy: global evidence and perspectives. Global Social Policy. Vol. 23(1).

Emily Krebs recently received a CCEL Faculty-Led Initiative Grant from Fordham in order to support their Mad justice research with community partner Trans Lifeline and their Safe Hotlines Project.

Sophie Mitra received a $600,000 grant from the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund to research and monitor disability rights globally.

Elisabeth Frost launched the website A Picture of Health: Jo Spence, a Politics of Disability and Illness. Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and Fordham University, and co-curated with Kenny Fries, the website places the work of the radical artist and activist Jo Spence in the context of the lived experience of chronic illness and of contemporary disability arts. Also part of the project, a three-part event series based in the course "Introduction to Disability Studies" featured artists and writers exploring chronic illness and disability arts.

Shemesh E., Duncan-Park S., Mazariegos G., <…> Annunziato, Rachel et al. (2023). The improving Medication Adherence in Adolescents and young adults following Liver Transplantation (iMALT) multisite trial: Design and trial implementation considerations. Clinical Trials, 20(5):528-535. 

Bruce, Scott G.  and Smoot W. T. (2023). The Social Life of an Eleventh-Century Shrine in the Miracula Maioli (BHL 5186). Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies, 12:27- 52.

Anisimova, K., Cho, Su-Je, Blair, K.C., Ryu, K. (2023). Implementation of Presession Pairing with Group Contingency for Children of Deaf Adults to Improve Classroom Behavior. Preprints, 2023051148.

Yu, Q., Ding, Yi, Zusho, A., Zhang, C., & Wang, Y. (2023). Working memory and automaticity in relation to mental addition among American elementary students. Journal of Experimental Education. Advance online publication. 

Fountain, Christine, Winter, A. S., Bearman, P. S., & Cheslack-Postava, K. (2023). Developmental Trajectories of Autism. Pediatrics, 152(3).

Davis, H., Heyman, Janna.C., Dewan, S., Kelly, P., Dewan, S, Farmer, G.L., Wackstein, N., Castro,D. (2022). Community Resident Voices Heard: Exploring public housing resident needs and assets through a Qualitative Lens. Urban Social Work, 6 (3), 228-239.

Krebs, Emily (2023), Queering the Desire to Die: Access Intimacy as Worldmaking for Survival, Journal of Homosexuality, 70:1, 168-191.

Hanass-Hancock, J., Kamalakannan, S., Murthy, G. V. S., Palmer, M., Pinilla-Roncancio, M., Rivas Velarde, M., Tetali, S., & Mitra, Sophie. (2023). What cut-off(s) to use with the Washington Group short set of questions? Disability and Health Journal

Gao, J., Mitra, Sophie, & Kim, H. (2023). Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditures Associated with Chronic Health Conditions and Disability in China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(15).

Rodriguez, Diane, Rodriguez, A., Hourieh, N., Baca, D., Bowens, C., & Interiano, E. (2023). Expanding Graduate Students’ Cross- Cultural Educational Learning. International Journal of Educational Reform. 

Versalovic, E., Klein, E., Goering, S., Ngo, Q., Gliske, K., Boulicault, M., Sullivan, Specker, Laura, Thomas, M. J., & Widge, A. S. (2023). Deep Brain Stimulation for Substance Use Disorders? An Exploratory Qualitative Study of Perspectives of People Currently in Treatment. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 17(4), E246-E254–E254.

Littman, D.M., Ortega-Williams, A., Beltrán, R., Wagaman, A., Bender, K., & Wernick, Laura J. (2023). Navigating, subverting, and replacing conventional academic structures and expectations to co-create with PAR teams: Where to for PAR scholarship? Journal of Community Practice. 

Slayter, E. M., Kattari, S. K., Yakas, L., Singh, R. C., Goulden, A., Taylor, S., Wernick, Laura J., Simmons, L. D., & Prince, D. (2023). Beyond Ramps, Curb Cuts, and Captions: A Call for Disability Justice in Social Work. Social Work, 68(1), 89-92.  

Rahman, R., Azhar, S., Wernick, Laura J., Huang, D., Maschi, T., Rosenblatt, C., & Patel, R. (2023). COVID-19 stigma and depression across race, ethnicity and residence. Social Work in Health Care, 62(2-4), 121-142. 

Book Chapters
Cassuto, Leonard (Forthcoming). “Teaching the Extraordinary Body: Twenty-Five Years of Freaks in the Classroom,” in R. Garland-Thomson, M. Chemers, and A. Santana (eds), Freak Inheritance (Oxford University Press, 2024).

Wernick, Laura (2023). Learning Disability Justice through Critical Participatory Action Research. In M. Mills & R. Sanchez (Ed.), Crip Authorship: Disability as Method (pp. 99-107). New York, USA: New York University Press.

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