Articulating and Enacting Black Disability Politics in the National Black Women’s Health Project

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by Dr. Sami Schalk

Wednesday March 2, 2022 

7 PM ET – Virtual Event

Zoom Captioned and ASL Interpreted

Presented by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Program in Disability Studies, African American Studies Department, and the Gender+ Justice Initiative

About the speaker:

Dr. Sami Schalk (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Schalk’s interdisciplinary research focuses broadly on disability, race, and gender in contemporary American literature and culture, especially speculative fiction and Black literature. She has published on literature, film, and material culture in a variety of peer-reviewed humanities journals. Dr. Schalk’s first book Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction  (Duke University Press 2018) argues that Black women writers of speculative fiction reimagine the possibilities and limits of bodyminds, changing the way we read and interpret categories like (dis)ability, race, gender and sexuality within the context of these non-realist texts. She is currently working on a second book project on disability politics in contemporary Black  activism, including the Black Panthers and the National Black Women’s Health Project.

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