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The Women & Gender Studies Student Curated Resources: Feminist Disability Studies

A digital reference for materials pertaining to: feminism, social movements, and gender studies.

Recommended Reading List

The following articles were curated by Valerie Mintz as a part of a WGST Independent Study in Spring 2024.

Anicca, Skye. 2017. "Cripping the Mermaid: A Borderlands Approach to Feminist Disability Studies in Valerie Martin's 'Sea Lovers'." Journal of Narrative Theory: JNT 47(3):379-402,427. 

Ashalatha, S. L., Satish Kumar, and Navin K. K. 2023. "Nexus of Violence and Employment Discrimination Against Women with Disabilities in India – a Scoping Review." Cogent Social Sciences 9(1). Doi:

Banks, M., & Kaschak, E. (Eds.). (2003). Women with visible and invisible disabilities: Multiple intersections, multiple issues, multiple therapies. Taylor & Francis Group. 

Bates, Keith, Dan Goodley, and Katherine Runswick-Cole. 2017. “Precarious Lives and Resistant Possibilities: The Labour of People with Learning Disabilities in Times of Austerity.”Https://Www.Tandfonline.Com/Doi/Pdf/10.1080/09687599.2017.1281105?needAccess=true. Retrieved February 7, 2024 (DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2017.1281105).  

Brown, Robyn Lewis, and Mairead Eastin Moloney. 2019. “Intersectionality, Work, and Well-Being: The Effects of Gender and Disability.” Https://Www.Jstor.Org/. Retrieved February 7, 2024 ( 

Communications, Office of. 2018. “About Learning Disabilities.” Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Retrieved January 30, 2024 ( 

Conejo, Míriam Arenas. 2013. “At the Intersection of Feminist and Disability Rights Movements. From Equality in Difference to Human Diversity Claims.” ProQuest eBook Central. Retrieved February 5, 2024 ( 

Daddow, Angela. 2016. “Centre for Education and Innovation.” Centre for Education and Innovation: Research Bank. Retrieved February 5, 2024 ( 

Davy, Laura. 2015. “Philosophical Inclusive Design: Intellectual Disability and the Limits of Individual Autonomy in Moral and Political Theory.” Hypatia, Vol. 30, No. 1, SPECIAL ISSUE: New Conversations in Feminist Disability Studies (WINTER 2015), Pp. 132-148 (17 Pages). Retrieved February 7, 2024 ( 

Downie, Samantha. 2001. "Falling through the Gap: Women with Mild Learning Disabilities and Self-Harm." Feminist Review (68):177-180. 

Ferreira, Marcello, da Silva Filho, Olavo Leopoldino, da Silva Nascimento, Ana Bárbara, and Alexandre B. Strapasson. 2023. "Time and Cognitive Development: From Vygotsky’s Thinking to Different Notions of Disability in the School Environment." Humanities & Social Sciences Communications 10(1):768. doi:

Garland‐Thomson, Rosemarie. 2005. “Feminist Disability Studies J - JSTOR.” Feminist DisabilityStudies.RetrievedJanuary22,2024, 

Hall, K. Q. (Ed.). (2008). Feminist disability studies. Indiana University Press. 

Hans, Asha. 2016. “Disability, Gender and the Trajectories of Power.” Https://Web.p.Ebscohost.Com/Ehost/Detail/Detail?Vid=0&sid=c152b64a-Dfce-4f71-B83fb6fb902c6ab3%40redis&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=e000xna&AN=1214400. Retrieved February 7, 2024 (  

Hirschmann, Nancy J. 2012. "Disability as a New Frontier for Feminist Intersectionality Research.” Politics&Gender8(3):396-405 doi:

Keywood, K. 2001. "``I'd rather Keep Him Chaste.'' Retelling the Story of Sterilisation, Learning Disability, and (Non)Sexed Embodiment." Feminist Legal Studies 9(2):185-194 doi:

Knoll, Kristina R. 2009. “Feminist Disability Studies J - JSTOR.” Feminist Disability Studies Pedagogy. Retrieved January 22, 2024,

Langmann, Elisabeth, and Merle Weßel. 2023. "Leaving no One Behind Successful Ageing at the Intersection of Ageism and Ableism." Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine: PEHM 18:1-11 doi:

Luna, Catherine. 2002. “Learning from Diverse Learners: (Re)Writing Academic Literacies and Learning Disabilities in College.” Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 45(7), 596–605. Retrieved February 7, 2024 ( 

Medak-Saltzman, Danika, Deepti Misri and Beverly Weber. 2022. "Decolonizing Time, Knowledge, and Disability on the Tenure Clock." Feminist Formations 34(1):1-24 doi:

Memorial Museum, United States Holocaust. 1979. “The Murder of People with Disabilities.” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Retrieved May 2, 2024 ( 

Naples, Nancy A., Laura Mauldin, and Heather Dillaway. 2019. “From the Guest Editors: Gender, Disability, and Intersectionality.” Gender and Society, Vol. 33, No. 1, Special Issue: Gender, Disability, and Intersectionality. Retrieved February 7, 2024 ( 

Okyere, C., Aldersey, H.M. & Lysaght, R., 2019, ‘The experiences of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in inclusive schools in Accra, Ghana,’ African Journal of Disability 8(0), a542.  

Parrish, Nina. 2019. “Ensuring That Instruction Is Inclusive for Diverse Learners.” Edutopia. Retrieved February 5, 2024 ( 

Piepmeier, Alison. 2013. "The Inadequacy of "Choice": Disability and what's Wrong with Feminist Framings of Reproduction." Feminist Studies 39(1):159-186,310. 

Ramohai, Juliet. 2013. "Towards a Social Sustainability in Higher Education: Enhancing Students’ Solidarity and Togetherness through Collaborative Projects in Racially Diverse Learning Environments." The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa 9(3) doi:

Silvers, Anita. 2013. “Feminist Perspectives on Disability.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved January 22, 2024 ( 

Simplican, Stacy C. 2017. "Feminist Disability Studies as Methodology: Life-Writing and the abled/disabled Binary." Feminist Review 115(1):46-60 doi:

Sirotkin, Josephine. 2018. "A Feminist Ethnography of Secure Wards for Women with Learning Disabilities: Locked Away." Disability & Society 33(7):1181-1183 doi:

Smith, Melinda, Gina Kemp, and Jeanne Segal. 2023. “Learning Disabilities and Disorders.” HelpGuide.Org. Retrieved January 30, 2024 ( 

Smulker, Matt, 2022. Wildflower. Retrieved February 7, 2024 ( 

Sprague, Joey, and Jeanne Hayes. 2000. “(PDF) Self-Determination and Empowerment: A Feminist Standpoint ...” Retrieved February 8, 2024 (  

Yupanqui-Concha, Andrea, Melissa H. Arismendi and Daniela M. Godoy. 2022. "I was Raped Inside, being in a Place Where I was Supposed to be Taken Care of": Experiences of Oppression and Violence in Health Contexts Towards Women with Disabilities and Approaches from Feminist Occupational Therapy." Cadernos De Terapia Ocupacional Da UFSCar, Suppl.Special Issue 30:1-25 (doi:

Wagner, Kathryn, Summer Melody Pennell, Meike Eilert, and Stacey R. Lim. 2021a. Academic Mothers with Disabilities: Navigating Academia and Parenthood during COVID-19. Retrieved February 7, 2024 (DOI: 

Weiss, P. A. (2021). Feminist reflections on childhood: A history and call to action. Temple University Press. 

Whitney, Erin Hope. 2019. “Reenvisioning Writing Pedagogy and Learning Disabilities Through a Black Girls’ Literacies Framework.” Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Vol. 62, No. 6 (MAY/JUNE 2019), Pp. 643-651 (9 Pages). Retrieved February 7, 2024 ( 

Wiseman, Phillippa, and Nick Watson. 2022. “‘Because I’ve Got a Learning Disability, They Don’t Take Me Seriously:’ Violence, Wellbeing, and Devaluing People with Learning Disabilities.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Retrieved February 7, 2024. 

Woodcock, Christine. 2020. "Mothers of Children with Dyslexia Share the Protection, "in-Betweenness," and the Battle of Living with a Reading Disability: A Feminist Autoethnography." The Qualitative Report 25(6):1637-1657,1637A. Doi:10.46743/2160-3715/2020.4162