SSSP 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Session 032: The Invisibility of Disability in Intersectional Approaches
Room: Fifth Avenue Suite

Sponsors: Disability
Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Organizer &

Presider: Laura Mauldin, University of Connecticut

Description:  The papers in this session consider a variety of topics using a variety of methodologies, but all address the intersections of race, class and disability. By examining disability alongside race, class, and gender, these papers make a critical contribution to the sociological literature on intersectionality.


“College Campus Sexual Assault and Female Students with Disabilities,” Margaret I. Campe, University of Kentucky

“Brıngıng in the Black Body: An Phenomenological Examination of Acquired Physical Disabilities in Haiti,” Kapriskie Seide, University of Miami

“‘Today, Wheelchair Riders at McDonalds’: Racialized Construction of Disability Activism in a Grassroots Periodical of the 1980s,” Matthew G. Borus, University of Chicago

“Intellectual Disability, Educational Attainment, and Birth Cohort: An Intersectional Approach,” Erin M. Bisesti and Scott Landes, Syracuse University

“Disability, Race, and Language: Evaluating Access to Online Information about Assistive Technology in the US,” Brian R. Grossman, University of Illinois at Chicago