Thank you to all of the people who submitted proposals for our 2017 conference! We look forward to hearing your presentations. In the meantime, we invite you to get to know our keynote speakers and check out what they have been working on recently. For more information on our conference, please check out the 2017 Conference Page (text-only version coming soon).
Dr. Sami Schalk is an assistant professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research examines gender, race, and disability in African American culture and literature. Dr. Schalk recently published an article on disability and blackness in African American Review, and her book, Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction, will be available in Spring 2018. For more information about Dr. Schalk and her work, please visit http://samischalk.com.
Dr. Amy Vidali is an associate professor of English and the Director of Composition at the University of Colorado Denver. Her current research looks at disability, college writing, and admissions essays. Dr. Vidali recently published an article in Writing Program Administration, titled “Disabling Writing Program Administration” (Winner of the 2015 Kenneth A. Bruffee award at Computers and Writing) and she has served as the Book/Media Reviews co-editor for Disability Studies Quarterly. For more information about about Dr. Vidali and her work, please visit https://amyvidali.com.