It was been a busy fall for us in Toledo, as we navigate new courses, support new disability justice centered student programs and celebrate the first majors from our Disability Studies undergraduate program. In the midst of this, we continue to feel honored and, dare we say, inspired by our work with DSQ.

This issue, we noticed that many of our contributors are pushing and expanding our field in new directions. In our first section we understand our contributors to be pushing for a larger archive of visual culture, turning not just to film and reality television, but to sex education training videos.

In our second section, we understand our contributors to be expanding our "field of vision" by opening Disability Studies to new areas of inquiry within traditional disciplinary regimes, from poetry to history.

In our third section, we find our contributors to be "re-visioning" old ideas from Disability Studies, looking at how these ideas hold up in international praxis, from community organizing in Japan to the contemporary policy designed to service people with intellectual disabilities in Ontario.

As usual, these clusters of articles are not meant to be rigid and prescriptive but merely suggestions for our readers as they skim, read deeply, and move between articles and ideas presented here.

In addition, we wanted to give recognition to the 2016 Irving Zola Award winners featured here. Krystal Cleary's article, "Misfitting and Hater Blocking: A Feminist Disability Analysis of the Extraordinary Body on Reality Television" is included in our first section on expanding visual archives. Jean Fanzino's article, "Lewis Clarke and the "Color" of Disability: The Past and Future of Black Disability Studies," is highlighted in our second section, "Expanding Our Field of Vision."

Also, as 2016 comes to a close, and we wrap up our first year as co-editors of DSQ, we give a special thank you to all of our peer reviewers. When we came on board, there was a backlog of submissions, a testament to our growing and exciting field, that required many peer reviewers to go above and beyond traditional journal expectations and review more than two articles in a 12 month period. We thank you for your service and look forward to continuing our work together.

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