Monday, January 25 – Introduction


Friday, January, 29

***DUE: Critical inquiry #1


Monday, February 1 – Critical Approaches to Disability, Disability Models


Monday, February 8 – What is Disability Identity?

  • Susan Wendell, “Unhealthy Disabled: Treating Chronic Illnesses as Disabilities” in DSR
  • Margaret Price, “Defining Mental Disability” in DSR
  • Ellen Samuels, “My Body, My Closet: Invisible Disability and the Limits of Coming Out” in DSR
  • Lennard Davis, “The End of Identity Politics: On Disability as an Unstable Category” in DSR
  • Edward Ndopu, “Musing from a Queercrip Femme Man of Color”


Monday, February 15 – Crip Theory, Crip Identity


Sunday, February 21
***DUE: Critical inquiry #2


Monday, February 22 – Dimensions of Disability Oppression and Ableism


Monday, February 29 – Disability and Reproductive Justice


Monday, March 7 – Disability and the State


Monday, March 14 – No class: Spring Break


Monday, March 21 – Queer Disability Narratives

  • Eli Clare, Exile and Pride

***DUE: Critical inquiry #3


Monday, March 28 – Sex and Disability


Friday, April 1
***DUE: Final paper/project proposal


Monday, April 4 – Disability and Education


Monday, April 11 – Class cancelled


Monday, April 18 – Crip Futurities


Monday, April 25 – Disability Activism, Disability Justice and Wrap Up



***DUE: Critical inquiry #4


Sunday, May 1

***DUE: Final papers/projects