Karen Nakamura, a cultural anthropologist and chair of the Haas Institute's Disability Studies cluster, gives a provocative February 16 talk titled 'Disability Studies as White Disability Studies / Disability Studies as Intersectional Disability Studies.'
This talk was part of the Research to Impact series. Learn more about the series here: https://haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/researchtoimpactseries
Check back later for a transcript of this talk.
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.