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.
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
ENG 7891.01: Seminar in Disability Studies in Language and Literature
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
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.