UNI to host Diversity Colloquium on Disability Studies in Education

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host a diversity colloquium titled “The Relevance of Disability Studies in Education: A Framework for Change.” This event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, in the Scholar Space in Rod Library.

Disability Studies in Education (DSE) promotes the understanding of disability from a social model perspective, drawing on the social, cultural, historical, philosophical and literary to challenge medical, scientific and psychological models of disability as they relate to education.

With an interest in promoting social justice and equitable and inclusive opportunities for all, a DSE framework rejects traditional interpretations of disability and acknowledges disability as socially constructed, complex and intersectional.

This panel presentation will share how a DSE framework within K through 12 and higher education settings creates spaces for change and transformation.

For more information about this panel, contact Marybeth Stalp, department head and professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, at 319-273-2786 or marybeth.stalp@uni.edu.


Marybeth Stalp, department head and professor, sociology, anthropology and criminology, 319-273-2786, marybeth.stalp@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu