Disability Studies Quarterly

Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) is the journal of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS). It is a multidisciplinary and international journal of interest to social scientists, scholars in the humanities, disability rights advocates, creative writers, and others concerned with the issues of people with disabilities. It represents the full range of methods, epistemologies, perspectives, and content that the multidisciplinary field of disability studies embraces. DSQ is committed to developing theoretical and practical knowledge about disability and to promoting the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society. (ISSN: 1041-5718; eISSN: 2159-8371)

Note from the editors: 
As the Co-Editors of DSQ, we embrace the task of generating intellectual debate and meaningful conversation around peer reviewed scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of Disability Studies. DSQ is uniquely positioned to engage research and writing across disciplines. Disability Studies scholarship has a firm foundation in the liberal arts while also having practical application to the lived experience of disabled people. We also value strong and creative interventions in the applied fields, recognizing these fields as vital to Disability Studies.



Call for Papers


Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) Special Issue
Call for Papers
Origins, Objects, and Orientations: Towards a Racial History of Disability

How might the who, the what, and the where of disability studies shift if the field searched for origin stories in unfamiliar places? What novel objects, subjects, methodologies, care practices, and survival strategies can emerge if we assume multi-sited, polyvocal genealogies rooted in historical processes of racial slavery, settler colonialism, imperial expansion, and racial capitalism?

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Vol 41, No 3 (2021): Disability and COVID-19

Table of Contents

Prefatory Matter

Pamela Block, Éverton Luis Pereira, Anahí Guedes de Mello, Dikaios Sakellariou


Christina Doonan
Emily Brooks
Jordan Grunawalt
Erika Rodriguez
Joo Young Hong
Sara Kersten-Parrish
Sam Z. Shelton
Thais Maria Moreira Valim, Barbara Marciano Marques, Raquel Lustosa
Luciana Alves Drumond Almeida, Mellanie Fontes-Dutra
Adity Shayontony Das, Fatema Akter Bonny, Arifa Bente Mohosin, Sabina Faiz Rashid, Md Tanvir Hasan
Valéria Aydos, Daniela Navarini, Bernardo Oliveira
Mary Wickenden, Jackie Shaw, Stephen Thompson, Brigitte Rohwerder
Alfiya Battalova
Sara Schotland
Erin Felepchuk
Katie Ellis, Mike Kent, Kathryn Locke, Leanne McRae, Duc Dau, Gwyneth Peaty
Nádia Meinerz, Débora Allebrandt, Agaítalo Vasconcelos Júnior