Indifference Toward Disabled Scholars, Especially at Conferences, Troubles a Disabilities Scholar

Syracuse U.

William J. Peace, a bioethicist and disability-studies scholar who has been a paraplegic since he was a teen: “I spend a lot of time—hours and hours—advocating for myself.”
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A key part of academic life is attending scholarly conferences, where colleagues gather to share knowledge and make the connections that could lead to their next joint research project, paper, or book.

But for people with disabilities, like William...

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