Disability Arts: Where Law, Politics, and Culture Meet, featuring Simi Linton

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104
Apr 02
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104

Simi Linton is the Co-Director of Disability/Arts/NYC [DANT] and is an author, filmmaker, and arts consultant. Her writings include Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity, My Body Politic, and “Cultural Territories of Disability” in Disability. Dance. Artistry., published by Dance/NYC. She is the subject of the documentary filmInvitation to Dance, which she and Christian von Tippelskirch directed and produced.Linton’s consultancy practice works to shape the presentation of disability in the arts. Projects include events at the Public Theater, Writers’ Guild of America, HBO headquarters, the Smithsonian, Margaret Mead Film Festival, as well as advisor to Inclusion in the Arts (2006-2015), and DanceNYC [2015-present]. Linton holds an undergraduate degree from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from New York University. She was on faculty at CUNY from 1985-1998. She was a Mary E. Switzer Distinguished Fellow, US Department of Education (1995-1996), Co-Director of the University Seminar in Disability Studies at Columbia University (2003-2007), and Presidential Visiting Scholar at Hofstra University (2006).  Linton received the 2015 Barnard College Medal of Distinction, an honorary Doctor of Arts from Middlebury College (2016), and was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to New York City’s Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission in 2016, and in 2018 to the SheBuiltNYC monuments committee.

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