The Disability as Spectacle conference has been made possible by the generous contributions from the following co-sponsors:

Neikirk Endowment
Office of Interdisciplinary and Cross Campus Affairs
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
RU Nelson Fund
School of Theater, Film, and Television
School of the Arts and Architecture
Tarjan Center at UCLA
UCLA Center for the Study of Women
UCLA Department of English
UCLA Department of Linguistics
UCLA Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance
UCLA Division of Humanities
UCLA Division of Social Sciences
UCLA Division of Student Affairs
UCLA Graduate Division
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
UCLA LGBT Resource Center
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Undergraduate Education Initiatives
Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Amanda Allard
Helen Deutsch
Ivy Ebuen
Cindy Gagle
Doran George
Narine Hakobyan
Vanessa Hermoso
Ginger Holguin
Rayna Jackson
Ray Knapp
Judy Mark
Olivia Raynor

Disability Studies Faculty
Victoria Marks, (Chair), World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Bruce Baker, Ph.D., Psychology
Anurima Banerji, Ph.D., World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Helen Deutsch, Ph.D., English
Mary O’Connor, Ph.D., Psychiatry & Bio-behavioral Sciences
Emily Abel, Public Health (Emeritus)
A.E. (Ted) Benjamin, Social Welfare (Emeritus)
Stuart Biegel, Law and Education
Carole Browner, Anthropology; Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences (Emeritus)
Susan Curtiss, Linguistics (Emeritus)
Linda Demer, Cardiology
Gary Galbraith, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences (Emeritus)
David Gere, World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Charles Goodwin, Communication Studies
Marjorie Goodwin, Anthropology & Applied Linguistics
Richard Jackson, Environmental Health Sciences
Connie Kasari, Education
Raymond Knapp, Musicology
Alice Kuo, Pediatrics
Rachel Lee, English and Gender Studies
Andrew Leuchter, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Benjamin J. Lewis, Linguistics & American Sign Language
Christine Littleton, Gender Studies & Law (Emeritus)
Lauri Mattenson, Writing Programs
Uri McMillan, English
Felicity Nussbaum, English
Christina Palmer, Psychiatry & Bio-behavioral Science
Susan Plann, Applied Linguistics
Jan Reiff, History
David Rodes, English
Bonnie Taub, Community Health Sciences
Stefan Timmermans, Sociology
Alexander Tymchuk, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Jeffrey Wood, Education
Allan Wu, Neurology

This conference could not happen without the support of our partners, contributors and consultants. We continue to update this information and regret any errors or omissions.