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Disability Scholarship Events

Seminar Series

Fordham’s Faculty Working Group on Disability and Global Healthcare Innovation Center present:

Disparities in perinatal care and outcomes among women with disabilities: A call for action

By Monika Mitra, Ph.D

Wednesday March. 27th 2019
12.30 pm to 2 pm
Lincoln Center, room LL713 (videolink with Keating 124 at Rose Hill)

The event will have ASL interpretation and be wheelchair accessible

Information: The seminar will be at Fordham University, Lincoln Center campus (room Lowenstein 713). Space is limited. Refreshments will be served. Feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested.

Please RSVP and contact us for any disability access or accommodation question at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu.

Speaker: Dr. Monika Mitra is the Nancy Lurie Marks Associate Professor of Disability, and Director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University. She is also Associate Professor at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her research examines the health care experiences and health outcomes of people with disabilities, with a focus on the sexual and reproductive health of women with disabilities and violence victimization against people with disabilities. Currently, Dr. Mitra is PI on two NIH grants on the unmet needs and barriers to perinatal care among women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and among Deaf and hard of hearing women. She is also PI on two NIDILRR funded national centers including the Community Living Policy Center and the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities. Dr. Mitra is a member of the Disability and Health Journal editorial board and the Advisory Committee of the Academy Health Disability Research Interest Group.

 

This is part of Fordham University's Seminar on Disability Research across Disciplines, a seminar series organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and funded by the Provost’s Office. This seminar is cosponsored by the Global Healthcare Management Innovation Center.


The Faculty Working Group on Disability, the Economics Department and the Sociology Department present:

Are Employment Protection Laws for Disabled People
Effective in a Developing Country?

By Michael Palmer, Ph.D

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Dealy E530 (video link with LL708 at Lincoln Center)

The event will be wheelchair accessible
Information: The speaker will be in Dealy E530, Rose Hill campus. Space is limited. Refreshments will be served. Feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested. For any disability access or accommodation question at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu.

Speaker: Michael Palmer is an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Western Australia with research interests in disability and health, and the long-term impact of conflicts on human populations. His research has focused on the relationship between disability and poverty with applications in South East Asia. He has published in leading academic journals in his field including Health Economics, World Development, and Social Science and Medicine. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Australian National University in 2011.

Lecture: This paper investigates the impact of a law protecting and promoting the employment rights of disabled people in Cambodia. Our findings echo those from studies in high-income countries, with employment falling by around 9% following the introduction of the disability law. The reduction in employment is concentrated amongst employees and is greater for women than men. The differential effect by gender is largely explained by an increase in disabled men working in unpaid positions in family businesses after the law came into effect relative to disabled women, who are in turn more likely to report undertaking home duties in the post-law period.

This is part of Fordham University's Seminar on Disability Research across Disciplines, a seminar series organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and funded by the Provost’s Office. This seminar is co-sponsored by the Economics Department and the Sociology Department.


The Faculty Working Group on Disability presents:

For the Love of Lists: Autism and Literary List Writing

By Julia Miele Rodas, Ph.D.

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
5 - 6:15 p.m.
McMahon 109 (video link with Duane 253 at Rose Hill)

The event will have ASL interpretation and be wheelchair accessible

Information: The seminar will be at Fordham University, Lincoln Center campus. Space is limited. Feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested.
Please RSVP at this link, and contact us for any disability access or accommodation question at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu.

Speaker: Julia Miele Rodas is Professor of English at CUNY’s Bronx Community College. A disability studies scholar and Victorianist, Julia is co-editor of a collection on disability in Jane Eyre (The Madwoman and the Blindman, The Ohio State University Press, 2012) and co-editor of the Literary Disability Studies book series for Palgrave Macmillan. Her writing has appeared in numerous books and journals, including Victorian Literature & Culture, Dickens Studies Annual, the Victorian Review, the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, and Disability Studies Quarterly. This talk is adapted from her new book, Autistic Disturbances (University of Michigan Press, 2018).

Lecture: The language of lists and catalogues is a distinctively autistic form of rhetoric and autism-world is populated by inveterate listmakers, coders, framers, categorizers, collectors, and organizers. While this system aesthetic is prized in many circles, however, such patterning is frequently devalued in the larger culture. List writing is dismissed as banal, vacant, meaningless, or obsessive; indeed, there is a robust cultural association between system aesthetics and totalitarian thinking. This talk will push back against the judgment of literary, cultural, and medical authorities to explore the poetics of list-making from an autism-positive perspective, as a technique imbued with surprising complexity, creativity, and flexibility.

This is part of Fordham University's Seminar on Disability Research across Disciplines, a seminar series organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and funded by the Provost’s Office.


The Faculty Working Group on Disability and
The Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education present:

Theological Overtures Toward Disability Justice

This seminar explores the distorted memes that segregate individuals and whole groups for their deviance from the main; considers the diversity that exemplifies creation and the imago Dei; and offers theo-ethical imperatives that value Disability Justice across the commons.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
3 -4:15 p.m.
Duane Library, room 353*
Lowenstein, room 708

The event will be wheelchair accessible
Information: The speaker will be at Fordham University, Rose Hill campus (Duane Library, room 353). The seminar will be video-conferenced to the Lincoln Center campus (Lowenstein, room 708). Space is limited. Refreshments will be served. Feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested. For more information

Please RSVP at https://theo_disability_justice.eventbrite.com, and contact us for any disability access or accommodation question at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu.

About the Speaker:
Mary Jo Iozzio, a Fordham MA and Ph.D. alumna, is Professor of Moral Theology at Boston College. Active in American Academy of Religion, Catholic Theological Society of America, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, and Society of Christian Ethics, she lectures, teaches, and writes on Catholic Social Thought, virtue, and liberation ethics at the intersections of disability, gender, and racial justice. In addition to many publications and presentations, she has edited the Journal of Religion, Disability & Health, Journal of Moral Theology, and Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics; she is completing a manuscript on a theological ethics in the key of disability.

*The speaker is located at the Rose Hill campus, Duane Library room 353
This event is co-sponsored by Fordham University's Seminar on Disability Research across Disciplines, a seminar series organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and funded by the Provost Office, and the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education.


Writing Disability: a reading and conversation with Liz Bowen, Sarit Frishman, Jesse Rice-Evans

Three activist-writers on the possibilities, challenges, and politics of writing with and about disabilities

Thursday Nov. 2, 2017
4 - 5:15 p.m.
McMahon, room 109

The event will have ASL interpretation and be wheelchair accessible

Information: The seminar will be at Fordham University, Lincoln Center campus (McMahon, room 109). Space is limited. Refreshments will be served. Feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested. Please note this is a fragrance free event. For more information.

Please RSVP, and contact us for any disability access or accommodation question at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu.

Speakers

Liz Bowen is a Ph.D. candidate in English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where she is working on a dissertation project that traces disability and animality as intertwined sites of literary experimentation in the long twentieth century.

Sarit Frishman is a Sick and Disabled, Queer, Trans Femme of Color, a former survival Sex Worker, a community support organizer for Sex Workers, a harm reduction outreach worker and organizer, and a poet / writer with a background in spoken word.

Jesse Rice-Evans is a doctoral student in rhetoric and writing studies (English) at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her work centers on activist disability rhetorics on Twitter, embodiment rhetorics, and femme semiotics.

This is part of Fordham University's Seminar on Disability Research across Disciplines, a seminar series organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and funded by the Provost Office.


The Economics Department and the Faculty Working Group on Disability present a:

Book Talk: Disability, Health and Human Development

By Sophie Mitra
Fordham University, Department of Economics

Wednesday October 4, 2017
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

The seminar will be in RH (Hughes Hall 313) and in LC (Lowenstein 802) linked by videoconference. Space is limited. Refreshments will be served. The speaker will be in RH. Feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested.

Please RSVP at this link and contact us for any disability access or accommodation question at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu.

Abstract: This book introduces the human development model to define disability and map its links with health and wellbeing. The model is applied using internationally comparable panel survey data for Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda.

Speaker: Sophie Mitra is Professor of Economics at Fordham University. She is a Fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association and Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Policy Studies at Fordham.

This is part of Fordham University's Department of Economics Seminar series and the Seminar on Disability Research across Disciplines, seminar series organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and funded by the Provost Office.


The Faculty Working Group on Disability presents:
Teaching all learners in higher education

By Marilyn Bisberg
Fordham University, Graduate School of Education

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.

The seminar will be in RH (Hughes Hall 212) and in LC (Lowenstein 708) linked by video conference. Space is limited. Refreshments will be served. The speaker will be in RH. Feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested.
Please RSVP by Friday, February 24 at this link and contact us for any disability access or accommodation question at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu.

We want to make sure that each student in our class learns. It takes some planning on our part to teach our diverse learners. This seminar will take a look at ideas, strategies, and requirements that work… and some that don't work.
Speaker: Marilyn Bisberg is Associate Professor at the Fordham Graduate School of Education. Her teaching interests and expertise are in the areas of behavior management strategies, emotional development of young children, attachment and separation, underserved children/families and assessment.vMore info.

This is part of the Fordham University Seminar on Disability Research across Disciplines, a seminar series organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and funded by the Provost Office.


Domestic Violence against Individuals with Disabilities:
Lessons Learned from Research to Practice

The Graduate School of Social Service and the Faculty Working Group on Disability Present:
The GSS Visiting Scholars Seminars and The Fordham University Seminar on Disability Research across Disciplines

Speaker: Michelle Ballan
Stony Brooke School of Social Work

Friday, February 3, 2017
12:45 to 3 p.m.

More info


Neoliberal disorientations:
Changing Landscapes of Disability and Governance in India

The Fordham University Seminar on Disability Research
across Disciplines

By Vandana Chaudhry
CUNY College of Staten Island

Friday, December 2, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Information: The seminar will be in RH (Hughes Hall 313) and in LC (Lowenstein 802) linked by video conference. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. The speaker will be in RH. Feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested.

Please RSVP by Monday, Nov. 28 at this link and contact us for any disability access or accommodation question at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu.

Speaker: Dr. Vandana Chaudhry is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. She earned her Ph.D. in Social Work and Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her areas of research pertain to disability in the global south, neoliberal governance, development, and culturally competent practices. Her ethnographic research explores disability at the intersection of development, globalization and the politics of subject-formation in India. She has been actively involved in disability rights initiatives in India and U.S. and has served in consultative roles with various international institutions.


Predictors and Consequences of Driving Cessation Among Older Adults with Visual Impairments

The Fordham University Seminar on Disability Research Across Disciplines
Talk and discussion with Prof. Amy Horowitz

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Lowenstein 309, Lincoln Center

Amy Horowitz is a professor in the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service and holds the Endowed Chair in Social Research. Dr. Horowitz has been the principal investigator on numerous research grants addressing aging issues, specifically on family relationships in later life, aging and disability, and the consequences of age-related sensory loss for everyday competence and mental health; and has published widely on topics relating family caregiving for the disabled elderly, adaptation to disability, and the interrelationships among late-life disability, depression and rehabilitation.


Cognitive Difference/Disability, Religion, and the Making of a Family Tradition

The Fordham University Seminar on Disability Research Across Disciplines
Talk and Discussion with Prof. James Fisher

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Lowenstein 309, Lincoln Center

James T. Fisher is Professor of Theology and American Studies. A historian of religion and culture in the 20th century U.S. and author of four books, Fisher received the American Catholic Historical Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Scholarship in 2014. Before joining the Fordham faculty in 2002, James Fisher taught American Studies at Yale and later held the Danforth Chair in Humanities at Saint Louis University.


Deafening Modernism:
The Politics and Poetics of Communicative Norms

The Fordham University Seminar on Disability Research Across Disciplines
Talk by Prof. Rebecca Sanchez
Discussion by Stephanie Kerschbaum (University of Delaware)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Keating 124, Rose Hill

Rebecca Sanchez is an assistant professor of English at Fordham University. Her work on modernist literature, disability studies, literary and cultural theory, and poetics has appeared in journals including American Literary Realism, Modern Language Studies, and the CEA Critic. Her first book, Deafening Modernism: Embodied Language, Visual Poetics, and American Literature, was published in 2015 by New York University Press. She is currently working on a project that explores representations and experiences of homelessness in the early twentieth century for which she won a 2015-16 AAUW postdoctoral research fellowship.


Inclusive Human Development:
Disability and Well-being in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Fordham University Seminar on Disability Research Across Disciplines
Talk and Discussion with Professor Sophie Mitra

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Lowenstein 309, Lincoln Center

Dr. Sophie Mitra is an Associate Professor of Economics at Fordham University. She received her Ph.D. from University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is a fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association and has been published in many peer-reviewed journals including the American Economic Review, Health Economics, Social Science and Medicine and World Development. Recently, Dr. Mitra has studied disability and economic well-being in developing countries, poverty and the economic impact of mental health problems in the U.S. Dr. Mitra is currently working on a book on disability and well-being in lower-income countries: some of its results will be presented during this seminar.

Distinguished Lecture

You are invited to
The 2019 Fordham Distinguished Lecture on Disability: 

Notes on Cure, Disability and Natural Worlds

Speaker: Eli Clare

Wednesday April 10th, 2019
6 pm to 8 pm: Talk followed by Q&A and Reception 
Lowenstein Building 12th floor,
113 West 60th street, New York, NY

https://eliclare.eventbrite.com

The event will have ASL interpretation, CART services, and be wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for any disability access or accommodation question at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu

Description: Through storytelling and critical analysis, Eli Clare explores the meanings of cure, the connections between disability and environmental injustice, and the violence done by the ideas of abnormal and unnatural.

Bio: Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates all over the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. 

The Fordham Distinguished Lecture on Disability is organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and co-sponsored by the Provost Office and the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer. For more information


You are invited to
The 2018 Fordham Distinguished Lecture on Disability

Disability and Innovation: The Universal Benefits of Inclusion

Speaker: Haben Girma
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
5 - 6 p.m.

(Reception and Q & A from 6 - 7 p.m.)
Keating 1st Auditorium
RSVP at https://girmalecture.eventbrite.com

The event will have ASL interpretation, CART services, and be wheelchair accessible.
Please contact us for any disability access or accommodation question at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu.

The Fordham Distinguished Lecture on Disability is organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and co-sponsored by the Provost Office, the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, the Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center, the Office of the Dean of the Law School, the English Department, and GSAS. For more information

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The Faculty Working Group on Disability presents:

Disability Publics:
Toward a History of Possible Futures

By Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp

Professors of Anthropology at NYU and
Founders of the Council for the Study of Disability

Thursday, April 27, 2017
5 - 7 p.m.

Information: The seminar will be in RH (Tognino Hall, Duane Library). Space is limited. Feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested.

Please RSVP by Monday, April 24 at this link and contact us for any disability access or accommodation request at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu.

Speaker: Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp, professors of Anthropology at NYU and founders of the Council for the Study of Disability, have been writing together on the intersection of reproduction, disability, and activism for more than 20 years. They are currently writing a book entitled Disability Worlds: Cripping the New Normal in 21st Century America. More info.

“Disability Research across Disciplines” is a seminar series organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and Graduate School of Social Service and funded by the Provost Office.


Crip Times:
Disability, Globalization, and Resistance

Fordham Distinguished Lecture on Disability
Featured Speaker: Robert McRuer, PhD
George Washington University

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Keating Hall 1st | Rose Hill

Robert McRuer is a Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at the George Washington University, where he teaches queer theory, disability studies, and 20th/21st-century American Studies. He is the author of Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (NYU Press, 2006) and of The Queer Renaissance: Contemporary American Literature and the Reinvention of Lesbian and Gay Identities (NYU Press, 1997). He is currently completing a manuscript titled Crip Times: Disability, Globalization, and Resistance.

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Student Events

The Faculty Working Group on Disability presents:

Invisible Disability

By Ariel Fishman, Ph.D
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
5 - 6:15 p.m.
Tognino Hall

The event will have ASL interpretation and be wheelchair accessible
Information: The lecture will be at Fordham University, Rose Hill campus (Tognino Hall, Duane). Space is limited. Feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested.

Please RSVP at this link, and contact us for any disability access or accommodation question at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu.

Speaker: Ariel Fishman, Ph.D., is the Assistant Vice President for Academic Program Planning and Development at Fordham University. His professional responsibilities include the development of new majors and degree programs, liaisonship with state regulators, and supporting strategic planning in the Office of the Provost. In 2012, he was struck by a taxicab, causing both of his legs to be amputated. Since that time, he has become a frequent public speaker on disability as well as on blood donation and presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the New York Blood Center.

Lecture: Dr. Fishman will discuss his personal experiences becoming disabled: transitioning from being able-bodied, to being visibly disabled using a wheelchair, to hiding his disability through the use of prosthetic legs. His talk will cover topics such as disability's influence on personal identity as well as its symmetry to other identities including religion, race, nationality, and gender. He will give particular attention to the challenges of self-advocacy in the workplace, anchored on his professional experiences as a person with a disability at Fordham.
This is part of Fordham University's Seminar on Disability Research across Disciplines, a seminar series organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and funded by the Provost Office.


Technology Access Design Panel:

Our discussion will highlight existing technologies of access and projects aimed at creating the accessible technologies of the future, focusing in particular on design driven by disabled people.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
5 - 7 pm.
Duane Library, room 353 (and Lowenstein, room 309)


Social Security under Austerity

The U.K. launched reforms of its social security system in 2010. The struggles some have encountered as a result are embodied in the critically acclaimed film;

'I, Daniel Blake'

A film screening followed by a panel discussion and reception.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Flom Auditorium – Walsh Library

Film Screening: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Panel Discussion: 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Walsh Library Lobby

Reception: 7:45 - 8:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.
Film screening with closed captioning

Questions/accommodation requests and RSVPs at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu. For more information.

Organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability with funding from the Provost Office. The event co-sponsored by the Center for International Policy Studies and the International Political Economy and Development Department.


The United Student Government and The Faculty Working Group on Disability present:

Accessible NYC

Perspectives from
Victor Calise, Commissioner NYC Office for People with Disabilities

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Law School building, #4-09 Fordham University at Lincoln Center campus

Space is limited. Please RSVP by March 25 at hkim7l@fordham.edu and contact us for any disability access or accommodation request at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu.

Speaker: Victor Calise has served city government for over a decade as Commissioner for the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities. He sets disability policy, advises the Mayor and city agencies, creates partnerships and initiatives that better the lives of people with disabilities and advocates for the passage of legislation. He is working to make New York City the most accessible city in the world in Transportation, Employment, Education and Access to city services and programs.

More info

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Office of the Provost.


Life, Animated and Beyond

Documentary screening followed by panel discussion

A film screening of the award-winning documentary Life, Animated, chronicling one family's adventures in communicating with their language impaired autistic son, followed by a panel discussion among young adults on the autism spectrum and Fordham faculty researching autism and neurodiversity while parenting young adults on the autism spectrum.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library
Film Screening to begin at 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: 6:30 p.m.
A reception at 7 - 8 p.m. in Walsh Library Lobby

Please contact Hoolda Kim (hkim71@fordham.edu) for any disability access/ accommodation or other

All are welcome!
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Office of the Provost

Colloquium

Diversity and Disability

A Celebration of Disability Scholarship at Fordham and of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Fordham Law School, Room 7-119, Lincoln Center

11 a.m. Fordham Faculty Panel
Dean Matthew Diller, JD Fordham Law School
Christine Fountain, Ph.D. Sociology Department
Rebecca Sanchez, Ph.D. English Department

12 p.m. Reception
Launch of book series by Sophie Mitra, Ph.D. Economics Department
Book signing by Rebecca Sanchez, Ph.D. English Department
Research Posters by Fordham students and recent alumni

1 p.m. Keynote Presentation
Elizabeth Emens, Ph.D., JD Columbia Law School:
Disability Law Futures: Moving Beyond Compliance

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