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9/24 DVP Twitter Chat: Future of Disability Studies

DVP Twitter Chat
Future of Disability Studies
September 24, 2017
4 pm Pacific/ 7 pm Eastern
Guest hosts: Lisa Diedrich, Anjali J. Forber-Pratt,
Angel Miles, Adam P. Newman, Hailee Yoshizaki-Gibbons

If you are curious about Disability Studies, please join us for a Twitter chat with students, community scholars, activists, and academics exploring the future of Disability Studies as a field. All people are welcome to participate. Information on how to participate below.

For a sample of some recent journal articles, check out the latest issue of the Disability Studies Quarterly, Vol 37, No 3, (2017).

How to Participate

Follow @anjalifp @DrAngelLove @lldiedrich @HaileeYoshizaki @AdamPNewman89 @DisVisibility on Twitter

When it’s time for the chat, search #DisStudiesDVP on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Latest’ tab for the full conversation. You will see the questions and responses by everyone using the hashtag for this chat

If you might be overwhelmed by the volume of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. Each question will tweeted 6-7 minutes apart.

Check out this explanation of how to participate in a twitter chat by Ruti Regan:

Check out this captioned #ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc

Introductory Tweets and Questions for 9/24 Chat


Welcome to the #DisStudiesDVP chat on the future of Disability Studies. Remember to use this hashtag when you tweet!

Joining us as guest hosts for the #DisStudiesDVP chat are @anjalifp @lldiedrich @HaileeYoshizaki @AdamPNewman89 @DrAngelLove

If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #DisStudiesDVP”

You can also add another popular hashtag with #DisStudiesDVP, so other folks in DS can see them such as #DisStudies. Up to you!

Q1 Introduce yourself and your involvement w/ Disability Studies. Feel free to share links #DisStudiesDVP #DisStudies

Q2 Disability Studies as a discipline is varied and broad. What’s unique about it? What is DS missing now? #DisStudiesDVP #DisStudies

Q3 What are the benefits of being able to major, minor, and/or do graduate work in Disability Studies? #DisStudiesDVP #DisStudies

Q4 What subjects do you want to see covered in Disability Studies? What modes of inquiry/perspectives are needed? #DisStudiesDVP #DisStudies

Q5 What are the emergent issues w/ DS today such as lack of diversity, ableism, engagement w/ community scholars? #DisStudiesDVP #DisStudies

Q6 What is the connection between DS and disability activism? Between DS & the broader disability community? #DisStudiesDVP #DisStudies

Q7 How will Disability Studies evolve and what directions should it take? What is needed to drive change? #DisStudiesDVP #DisStudies

Q8 What is the value & importance of Disability Studies? Are you optimistic about its future? Why/why not? #DisStudiesDVP #DisStudies


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