Disability Studies Quarterly

Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) is the journal of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS). It is a multidisciplinary and international journal of interest to social scientists, scholars in the humanities, disability rights advocates, creative writers, and others concerned with the issues of people with disabilities. It represents the full range of methods, epistemologies, perspectives, and content that the multidisciplinary field of disability studies embraces. DSQ is committed to developing theoretical and practical knowledge about disability and to promoting the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society. (ISSN: 1041-5718; eISSN: 2159-8371)

Note from the editors: 
As the Co-Editors of DSQ, we embrace the task of generating intellectual debate and meaningful conversation around peer reviewed scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of Disability Studies. DSQ is uniquely positioned to engage research and writing across disciplines. Disability Studies scholarship has a firm foundation in the liberal arts while also having practical application to the lived experience of disabled people. We also value strong and creative interventions in the applied fields, recognizing these fields as vital to Disability Studies.



Call for Papers


Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) Special Issue
Call for Papers
Origins, Objects, and Orientations: Towards a Racial History of Disability

How might the who, the what, and the where of disability studies shift if the field searched for origin stories in unfamiliar places? What novel objects, subjects, methodologies, care practices, and survival strategies can emerge if we assume multi-sited, polyvocal genealogies rooted in historical processes of racial slavery, settler colonialism, imperial expansion, and racial capitalism?

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Vol 41, No 2 (2021): Spring 2021

Table of Contents

Prefatory Matter

Elizabeth Brewer, Brenda Brueggemann, Jessica Gallagher, Kelsey Henry


Sarah Cavar, Alexandre Baril
Samantha Serrano, Denise Martin
Carla Rice, Susan D. Dion, Eliza Chandler
Alexandra Krause, Koji Ueno
Chelsea Temple Jones
Cynthia Bruce, M. Lynn Aylward
Louise Toller, Hannah Farrimond
Elise Assaf, Jennifer James, Scot Danforth
Raquel Velho
Eglė Šumskienė, Violeta Gevorgianiene, Rasa Geniene
Philippa Campsie
Donna McNamara
Nicholas Hrynyk
Anastassiya Andrianova
Jason Michael Abad

Creative Works

Jersey Cosantino
Francis Goodman