Disability Studies

Faculty List 

Amy Shuman, Area Convenor
Christa Teston, Assistant Professor
Margaret Price, Associate Professor

Disability Studies examines the nature, meaning, and consequences of disability / ability / inclusion / exclusion / normalcy / stigma in global culture from an integrated social, political, and cultural model. The disability studies program at OSU is interdisciplinary.

In the English Department, our primary areas of interest are literature, folklore, rhetoric, composition, digital media, and narrative.

Key Courses

Undergraduate courses:
ENG 2277: Introduction to Disability Studies
ENG 2367.01: Specially designated section with a focus on disability
ENG 4597.01: Disability Experience in the Contemporary World

Graduate courses:
ENG 7891.01: Seminar in Disability Studies in Language and Literature

Affiliated Groups

Abilities, an alliance of students with and without disabilities that creates programs to enhance visibility and understanding of disability.
Disability Studies Graduate Student Organization: has active listserv, reading groups, sponsors and organizes lectures and forums.

Affiliated Projects or Centers

Program in Disability Studies
Nisonger Center for Developmental Disabilities
Humanities Institute Working Group

Regular Events

Lectures, workshops, and annual ADA Multiple Perspectives Conference

Scholarships and Awards

Research and travel awards are available to graduate students through the Disability Studies program.