A Lecture by Dr. Simi Linton
Tuesday - October 8th, 2013
Kennedy Center Ballroom
As a writer, consultant and public speaker, Simi Linton is one of America’s foremost experts on disability and the arts. Her memoir, My Body Politic, was published in 2006 to critical acclaim. She is currently touring with a theatrical/multi-media adaptation of her memoir titled My Body Politic: An Illustrated History and a documentary film based on My Body Politic is also in development.
A Switzer Distinguished Fellowship enabled her to complete her first book, Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity (1998). Dr. Linton received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from New York University. She left her faculty position in 1998 as Associate Professor of Psychology in the Division of Education at Hunter College, after fourteen years of teaching, to write and establish her consultancy, Disability/Arts. She has been co-director of Columbia University’s Seminar on Disability Studies since 2003.
Under the banner of Disability/Arts, Simi Linton has consulted on projects with the Smithsonian, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bancroft Library at the University of California – Berkeley and the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. As Special Consultant to the Non-Traditional Casting Project, she is collaborating on a variety of disability initiatives for professionals in the arts and entertainment field, including the recent Written on the Body: A Conversation about Disability (HBO Headquarters, New York) and Broadening Diversity: Theater and Disability (Public Theater).
Seating will be limited for this free event and it will be first come, first serve.