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Sami Schalk

Associate Professor

College of Letters & science | Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Hometown: Southgate, KY

Dr. Sami Schalk is a professor of Gender & Women’s Studies. She is the author of Bodymind Reimagined: Disability, Race & Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction (Duke 2018) and Black Disability Politics (Duke 2022). Dr. Schalk’s interdisciplinary research focuses broadly on disability, race, and gender in contemporary American literature and culture. She is an experienced public speaker and public intellectual.


Pleasure Activism 101

Introductory workshop on what pleasure activism is

Introduction to Disability Justice and Accessible Pedagogy

Talk introduces educators to the concept of disability justice and talks about how to apply that to pedagogical practices

504 and Beyond: Disability Politics and the Black Panther Party

Talk explores the role of the Black Panther Party in the disability rights action the 504 sit-in in 1977

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