Call for Contributions: Critical Perspectives on Disability, Syracuse University Press

The Critical Perspectives on Disability series ( invites new manuscripts that explore the place of people with disabilities in society through the lens of disability studies, critical special education, disability law and policy, and international human rights. The series publishes books from such disciplines as sociology, law and public policy, history, anthropology, the humanities, educational theory, literature, communications, the study of popular culture, and diversity and cultural studies. We are interested in books that are designed to cross disciplinary and national boundaries and to appeal to diverse audiences. If you are working on a manuscript or have completed one in our field of interest, we encourage you to write us about your work.

The inaugural volume in the series, Steven Taylor’s Acts of Conscience: World War II, Mental Institutions, and Religious Objectors garnered attention from NPR, Choice, and the Washington Post. This volume was followed by Disability and Mothering: Liminal Spaces of Embodied Knowledge, edited by Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson and Jen Cellio, in 2011, and Picturing Disability: Beggar, Freak, Citizen, and Other Photographic Rhetoric, by Robert Bogdan with Martin Elks and James Knoll in 2012. Forthcoming titles include Disability Rhetoric by Jay Dolmage, and the contributed volume Righting Educational Wrongs: Disability Studies in Law and Education, edited by Arlene Kanter and Beth Ferri.

Three scholars from Syracuse University guide the series as editors and offer diverse approaches from the university’s Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies, the School of Education, and the College of Law.

Series Editors:

Steven J. Taylor,
Centennial Professor of Disability Studies and Codirector of the Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies School of Education, Syracuse University

Arlene Kanter,
Professor of Law, Director of the Disability Law and Policy Program and Codirector of the Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies College of Law, Syracuse University

Beth A. Ferri,
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Doctoral Program in Special Education School of Education, Syracuse University

Please contact acquisitions editor Suzanne E. Guiod ( to request a proposal form, or visit our website for more information:

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