Disability Rights

Stephen Rosenbaum


Stephen Rosenbaum, JD, MPP, is a Haas Institute Visiting Researcher Scholar. He has taught professional skills courses on social justice, mental health, civil rights and Spanish language and cultural competency at Berkeley Law, where he was awarded the title of John & Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer. He has also taught law and policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy, as well as disability rights at Stanford Law.

Karen Nakamura


Karen Nakamura is a cultural and visual anthropologist whose research focuses on disability, sexuality, and minority social movements in contemporary Japan. Her first book, Deaf in Japan, was on sign language, identity, and deaf social movements. She recently finished a second book on schizophrenia and mental illness in Japan entitled, A Disability of the Soul. For the past year, she has been working on a project exploring the intersections of disability, gender, and sexuality.

Marsha Saxton


Marsha Saxton is Director of Research and Training at World Institute on Disability (WID) as well as a lecturer in Disability Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Marsha loves teaching and training, and has presented workshops and classes in recent years in Australia, Japan, Britain, Finland, Qatar, Canada, and the U.S.

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