Thursday, March 18
4-5 p.m. EST
Register for the virtual event at https://forms.gle/WTvKmf4fd8BGMJKM8
Nirmala Erevelles is professor of Social and Cultural Studies in Education at the University of Alabama. Her teaching and research interests lie in the areas of disability studies, critical race theory, transnational feminism, sociology of education and postcolonial studies. Specifically, her research focuses on the unruly, messy, unpredictable and taboo body – a habitual outcast in educational (and social) contexts.
Erevelles has published articles in the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Theory, Studies in Philosophy and Education, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Disability & Society and Disability Studies Quarterly among others. Her book, "Disability and Difference in Global Contexts: Towards a Transformative Body Politic" was published by Palgrave in 2011 and explores the possibilities and limitations of re-theorizing disability using historical materialism in the interdisciplinary contexts of social theory, cultural studies, social and education policy, feminist ethics and theories of citizenship. This book was awarded the Critic's Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association.
In partnership with this event hosted by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies gender, women's and sexuality studies program is the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Philosophy, the Honors College, AppTV and the Office of Disability Resources.
Contact GWS Director Dr. Sushmita Chatterjee with questions, email@example.com.
About Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies
Appalachian State University’s gender, women’s and sexuality studies program is an academic program housed in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program offers a GWS B.A., an undergraduate and graduate GWS minor, an LGBT Studies minor, a Girls’ Studies minor and a GWS graduate certificate. Learn more at https://gws.appstate.edu.
About the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies offers degrees in three program areas: global studies; gender, women’s and sexuality studies; and interdisciplinary studies. The department is also home to Watauga Residential College, an interdisciplinary, alternative general education program. The department promotes creative and imaginative engagement through a cross-disciplinary investigation of complex systems and problems. Learn more at https://interdisciplinary.appstate.edu.