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Karen Nakamura: 'Disability Studies as White Disability Studies / Disability Studies as Intersectional Disability Studies'
UC Berkeley Women's Faculty Club Lounge
February 16, 2018
Karen Nakamura, a cultural and visual anthropologist at UC Berkeley, will give a lecture on "Disability Studies as White Disability Studies / Disability Studies as Intersectional Disability Studies."
February 16th, 2018
UC Berkeley Women's Faculty Club, Lounge
This talk is part of the Research to Impact series.
About the speaker: Karen Nakamura is a cultural and visual anthropologist at the University of California Berkeley. Her first book was titled Deaf in Japan: Signing and the Politics of Identity (2006). Her next project resulted in two ethnographic films and a monograph titled, A Disability of the Soul: An Ethnography of Schizophrenia and Mental Illness in Contemporary Japan (2014). She is currently working on the intersections of transsexuality and disability politics in postwar Japan.
Her research interests are disability studies, minority social movements and identity politics, civil society, gender and sexuality, sociocultural anthropology, and visual culture.