First Annual Disability Studies Program Lecture
by Dr. Chris Rosa, April 9th, 2014
Disability RITES: American Disability Culture and its Impact on U.S. Higher Education
The last three decades have witnessed the evolution of a modern U.S. disability rights movement and the development of a related, burgeoning, distinctive American disability culture. This disability culture has shaped all aspects of American life, including the experience of higher education. Dr. Rosa's presentation examined the ways in which disability culture has transformed our notions of college diversity, of who ought to attend college, and, indeed, the very meaning of college itself.
Dr. Rosa is CUNY’s Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. He previously held several posts in the administration at Queens College. Dr. Rosa is a noted disability studies scholar and teaches in CUNY’s Masters Program in Disability Studies.
Event co-sponsors: The Sociology Department, The Office of Student Disability Services, The Office of the Provost, Dean of Arts & Humanities, Undergraduate Studies and Online Education
Professors Robin Kunstler (Recreation Program and Health Sciences) and Esther I. Wilder (Sociology), Associate Professor Julie Maybee (Philosophy), and Assistant Professor Jessica Bacon (Counseling, Leadership, Literacy and Special Education).
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