Critical Disability Studies Caucus

The Critical Disability Studies Caucus (CDSC) encourages the critical investigation of disability’s central role in American history, society, and culture, while also increasing the visibility and participation of scholars and students with disabilities within American studies. It provides a venue through which scholars of disability can share ideas, build networks to increase disability-related panels at the ASA, and facilitate the development of emerging scholars in the field. We sponsor two panels related to the critical study of disability at the annual conference, hold a business meeting every year, seek out collaborations with other ASA caucuses, plan social gatherings and site-specific events for caucus members and ASA members at large, and collaborate with the ASA board and administration to ensure optimal accessibility in the organization and its meetings.

If you would like to get involved with the CDSC, please feel free to email the caucus co-chairs, visit our Facebook page, or sign up for our listserv!