What would it look like to center disability justice in the decisions about reopening businesses and workplaces? What could it mean to center disability justice in all aspects of our lives in a post-pandemic world?
Today, professors Sami Schalk and Ellen Samuels join guest host Karma Chávez for a discussion.
Sami Schalk is an associate professor in the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research focuses on disability, race, and gender in contemporary American literature and culture, especially African American and women’s texts. She is the author of Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction (Duke University Press, 2018) and a board member of Freedom, Inc.
Ellen Samuels is an associate professor in the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a founding member of the UW Disability Studies Initiative. Her research interests include disability studies, feminist/queer theory, African American studies, and literature and creative writing. She is the author of Fantasies of Identification: Disability, Gender, Race (NYU Press, 2014) and co-edits the NYU Press series Crip: New Directions in Disability Studies.