Disability Studies

The Ohio State University Disability Studies Program, established in 1997, emphasizes interdisciplinary and intersectional work in disability studies. We treat disability as a political, cultural and social process, placing as much importance on structures, relations and representations as on individual bodies. We value collaborative research and learning, and each year, we are visited by distinguished scholars and activists. Recent visitors sponsored by the Disability Studies Program include Liat Ben-Moshe, Diana Louis, Jay Dolmage, Aimi Hamraie, Mimi Khúc, Ann Fox, Sami Schalk, Jina Kim and Michael Montoya.

Our program features an engaged group of faculty, caring advisors, and passionate students. We regularly collaborate with student groups including the Disability Studies Graduate Student Association, Graduate Association for Mental Health Action and Advocacy, DISCO Graduate Caucus, and Abilities: An Alliance of People With and Without Disabilities


Please consider helping to support our robust programming and pedagogical work with a donation. Contributing through the Ohio State GiveTo website will allow you to make a one-time or recurring contribution through a secure, online connection. If you wish to donate by check or would like to discuss setting up other development, scholarship or programmatic opportunities for the Disability Studies Program, please contact our Senior Director of Development, Liz Burns by phone (614-292-2197) or email (burns.217@osu.edu).

Contact Us

To receive ongoing updates about Ohio State's Disability Studies Program activities, join our listserv (dsosu@lists.osu.edu). For specific questions requiring an individual response, email disabilitystudies@osu.edu.