Titel: Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice, and Decolonizing Disability
Autoren/Herausgeber: Pamela Block, Devva Kasnitz, Akemi Nishida, Nick Pollard (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2016
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Gewicht: 724 g
Dr. Pamela Block is Associate Dean for Research in the School of Health Technology and Management, Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, Director of the Concentration in Disability Studies for the Ph.D. Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, a former President of the Society for Disability Studies (2009-2010), and a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology. She is also affiliated with the Stony Brook University Department of Cultural Analysis and theory, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics.Trained as a cultural geographer at Clark University and then as an anthropologist at The University of Michigan, Devva Kasnitz did postdoctoral work at Northwestern and at the University of California, San Francisco in urban and medical anthropology. She has worked in the area of disability studies for the last 30 years while still maintaining an interest in ethnicity and immigration. She was on the founding board of the Society for Disability Studies, the Anthropology and Disability Research Interest Group, and has mentored a generation of disability studies scholars in the US, Australia, and Guatemala. She currently works with the Association of Higher Education and Disability.Akemi Nishida is a doctoral student in the social personality psychology PhD program and an adjunct lecturer in Psychology and Disability Studies at City University of New York. Using frameworks of social justice studies and critical disability studies, her work focuses on the politicization of disabled people and community building in relation to intersecting oppression and privilege. She is also a performer in a project ‘GIMP’ by Heidi Latsky Dance and a starting member of DISLABELEDtv, a media organization by disabled youth/young adults. Through her activism-oriented scholarship and art, she works toward disability justice and larger social justice.Nick Pollard is a senior lecturer in occupational therapy, and research coordinator for occupational therapy in the Centre for Health and Social Care Research. He was appointed to this post in September 2003. Graduating as an occupational therapist in 1991 from Derby School of Occupational Therapy Nick subsequently gained his MA in Psychiatry, Philosophy and Society in 1996 from the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Occupational Therapy in 2001 from Sheffield Hallam University. He obtained his PhD by publication in 2013. Nick has worked in the NHS as a senior and a head occupational therapist in psychiatry. He is currently a member of the ENOTHE special group on citizenship.