Historian, Disability Studies scholar, and Distinguished Professor, Kim Nielsen joins us on campus for the Social Justice Book Lecture, featuring her book A Disability History of the United States. Registration is required for this free event.
Dr. Kim Nielsen is a Distinguished University Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Toledo. There she teaches courses on disability history, gender, eugenics, and law; and at home raises flowers, tries not to let her cats dominate the household, and enjoys knitting.
Nielsen is the author of the widely used “A Disability History of the United States,” multiple other books and articles, and co-editor of the award-winning “Oxford Handbook of Disability History.” Her most recent book, “Money, Marriage, and Madness: The Life of Anna Ott,” analyzes a mid-19th century physician incarcerated for two decades at a Wisconsin insane asylum.
In addition, Nielsen has received two Fulbright appointments, numerous scholarly prizes, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. She speaks widely on disability history and disability justice.
These events are free, open to the public, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. However, ON‐LINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to monitor capacity, ensure space, and meet accommodations. Every attempt will be made to allow all to enjoy this free event. Any venue update will be emailed to registrants.