Our newest lecturer is Rosemarie Garland Thomson who is a leading disability studies scholar working to improve disability awareness
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson teaches English and bioethics at Emory University and serves as a Senior Advisor at the Hastings Center, a premier bioethics research institute in the United States. Garland-Thomson herself has a disability, having been born with just six fingers on both hands and one arm shorter than the other. Like countless others with disabilities, she has admitted it was difficult to accept that she was disabled for fear of being stigmatized. Drawing on her own experiences, she is committed to creating a society where people with disabilities can openly express their identities. She was awarded the Senior Scholar Award by the Society for Disability Studies in 2010 and actively advocates for the importance of the disability rights movement through her books, lectures, and research.
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