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Johnson headshot April 2014JLCDS 8.2 coverDr. Lisa Johnson and Dr. Robert McRuer announce that the first of two special issues of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies is now available.

JLCDS 8.2 and 8.3, edited by Johnson and McRuer, are both on the topic of Cripistemologies.

The volume includes essays by Mel Chen, Anna Mollow, and Aly Patsavas and “Comments from the Field” by Margaret Fink and Cassandra Hartblay.

Following the introduction, a virtual roundtable brings into conversation such renowned scholars of disability studies, critical race theory, and gender studies as Lennard Davis, David Serlin, Emma Kivisild, Jennifer Christine Nash, J. Jack Halberstam, Margaret Price, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Jasbir Puar, Susan Schweik, Jennifer James, Lisa Duggan, and Carrie Sandahl.

Johnson has been developing a specialization in this field over the past five years, and as director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, she has integrated disability studies into the WGS minor curriculum. She serves on the editorial board of Disability Studies Quarterly and received an Access Leadership award from Disability Services in 2012 for offering several courses on this topic at USC Upstate.

JLCDS can be accessed through our library databases.

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