Undergraduate Panels

Building on the success of last year’s efforts, the Society for Disability
Studies Student Interest Group is hoping to put together another panel
showcasing undergraduate student research at the 2016 Society for
Disability Studies Conference in Phoenix.

As conferences are often quite foreign to undergraduates, rather than a CFP for this panel, we are seeking faculty nominations of student research
projects. Thus, if you know of any undergraduates doing exciting research
in disability studies or work that relates to this year’s theme of
disability in the public sphere, please have them write up a 300-word
abstract for their project and forward to it to claremul@sas.upenn.edu or
clie@umich.edu along with your “official” nomination of them and their
contact info.

Please also explain to your student the financial expense of attending a
conference and given the limited scholarships SDS has to give out, perhaps
direct them towards possible funds for conference support at your
institution. Forthcoming information on a new student scholarship
opportunity to help make the conference more affordable will be sent
through the listservs. Information will also be posted on the Student
Caucus social media pages (links are provided below).

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/143156312555420/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/SDS_StudentCauc

As the final deadline for SDS submissions is Tuesday, December 1, 2015, we ask that you forward these nominations and abstracts by Monday, November 23th. We will notify students (and nominators) of acceptances by Friday, November 27th.

We apologize for the short notice, but would heartily appreciate your
participation, seeing as the inclusion of undergraduates at SDS is a
particularly important undertaking for expanding the DS community.

If you have any questions, please send them to Clare Mullaney at
claremul@sas.upenn.edu or Crystal Yin Lie at clie@umich.edu.