One In Five for Sunday 22 November 2015
Mike Gourley talks with American academic, Rosemarie Garland-Thompson about the modern day paradox confronting Disabled people: From a human rights angle, now has never been a better time to be a disabled person, but from a technological angle – with screening and genetic diagnosis on the rise, never have there been more of a threat to disabled lives.
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is Professor of English and Bioethics at Emory University, where her fields of study are disability studies, American literature and culture, and feminist theory. Her work develops the field of critical disability studies in the health humanities, broadly understood, to bring forward disability access, inclusion and identity to communities inside and outside of the academy. She is the author of Staring: How We Look and several other books. Her current book project is Habitable Worlds: Disability, Technology, and Eugenics.