CFP: LASA2016, DS Pedagogies and the Global South

1 voice, 0 replies
Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)
  • Author
  • #8098

    Beth Ellen Jörgensen

    Panel for the Latin American Studies Association, XXXIV International Congress
    New York City, May 27-30, 2016

    Title of panel: Disability Studies Pedagogies and the Global South
    In celebration of its 50th anniversary, LASA is organizing its annual congress around broad themes of the “evolution of Latin American studies,” the “challenges of creating a more participatory, diverse and socially just future for the region” and the advancement of a “broadly inclusive, critical discussion about the future of area studies” (from the LASA website).
    The proposed panel responds to these issues by bringing together papers on experiences of teaching disability studies theory and analysis of cultural productions and social realities in the Global South with a focus on Latin America, but including connections to other majority world regions as well as the Global North. Disability studies scholarship continues to have a relatively small presence at LASA meetings, in spite of several decades of groundbreaking research that increasingly engages with disability in Latin America as well as Africa and Asia. Cultural representations and constructions of disability, disability as an undervalued form of human diversity, activism for inclusion and human rights, intersections between disability and racialization and the global geopolitics of inequality are some of the topics that arise when teaching about disability studies, whether in a humanities or a social sciences oriented course. The panel will create an opportunity to share the challenges that arise and the insights that are gained when teaching on Latin America through disability studies in diverse academic settings.

    250-300 word paper proposals and one-page c.v. to Beth E. Jörgensen,
    Deadline for receipt of proposals: August 15, 2015

Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)
  • Only members can participate in this group's discussions.