Karen Nakamura: 'Disability Studies as White Disability Studies / Disability Studies as Intersectional Disability Studies'

Location 
UC Berkeley Women's Faculty Club Lounge
Date 
February 16, 2018
Time 
12:00pm-1:30pm

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."

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
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.