Alumna to Present on Feminist Disability Studies

Angela Carter will present “Bodies That Matter: An Introduction to Feminist Disability Studies” at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

Carter, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota, is a 2009 graduate of Truman. During her time at the University she was a McNair Scholar and director of the Women’s Resource Center. She also was recognized as the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in English.  

“Bodies That Matter: An Introduction to Feminist Disability Studies” is presented by the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies in partnership with Women and Gender Studies, Disability Studies, the Department of English and Linguistics, the McNair Program and the Women’s Resource Center. A reception will follow the presentation, offering an opportunity to pursue questions and discussions. The presentation is free and open to the public. All majors are encouraged to attend.

Presentation abstract: We all know that intersectionality is the key to feminism, but what does it mean to really interrogate dis/ability in our activism and academics? This presentation introduces disability as a central component in feminist intersectional analysis and as a social justice issue, explores history of disability and feminist movements, and offers concrete ways we can work toward disability justice in our everyday lives — including ways to be an ally to disabled communities.