Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, co-director of the Disability Studies Initiative at Emory University, will present “Disability Bioethics: Toward Theory and Practice” on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Murray Room of Yawkey Center. Garland-Thomson, who is a professor of English at Emory, is an expert in the fields of disability studies, American literature and culture, bioethics, and women’s studies. Her work develops the field of critical disability studies in the health humanities, broadly understood, to bring forward disability access, inclusion and identity to communities inside and outside of the academy. She is the author of Staring: How We Look and Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature, and editor of Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body. Her current book project is “Habitable Worlds: Toward a Disability Bioethics.” Sponsor: Park Street Corporation Speaker Series.
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