Syracuse University Press invites proposals for its award-winning Critical Perspectives on Disability series. The series explores the place of people with disabilities in society through the lens of disability studies, critical special education, disability law and disability legal studies, and international human rights. Scholars from Syracuse University guide the series as editors and offer diverse approaches from the university¹s Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies, the School of Education, and the College of Law.
The inaugural volume in the series, Steven Taylor¹s 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. Disability Rhetoric, by Jay Dolmage, received the 2015 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in the category of Language and Linguistics. The series also includes the first edited collection on the relationship between the fields of disability studies, law and education, edited by Arlene Kanter and Beth Ferri.
The series features books from a wide range of disciplines, but focuses primarily on disability studies scholarship in sociology, law and public policy, history, anthropology, education, media and cultural studies and interdisciplinary work in the humanities. For a complete listing of series titles, click here.
For a proposal form and detailed submission guidelines, see our website.
Professor Beth A. Ferri
Inclusive Education & Disability Studies
School of Education, Syracuse University
Professor Arlene S. Kanter
Director, Disability Law and Policy Program
College of Law, Syracuse University
Professor Steven J. Taylor
Suzanne E. Guiod
Syracuse University Press