https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZF1DW4Oyc8 Not long ago, I was in Russia, to take part in an event at European University at Saint Petersburg, DIS.ART – disability, ethnography & the arts on October 10, 2018. The event featured four creative works by a cohort of medical ethnographers working on disability at European University in Saint Petersburg. The evening started … Continue reading Disability, Art & Ethnography in St Petersburg
As I prepared for my recent trip to Russia, many Americans were concerned with the timing of my trip, given recent events in Ukraine and the Crimea, with resulting diplomatic upheaval between the US/NATO/the EU and the Russian Federation. Others, less familiar with my work, commented (jokingly, I think) that it's a good time to … Continue reading Citizen Diplomacy in times of Discomfort
I was so lucky to be in Prague last week to take part in a single-stream conference, Decolonizing Disability Theory I: Cripping Development. As an ethnographer recording disabled experience in Russia, the opportunity to engage disability theory in the actual space of Eastern Europe was not only much needed, but exceeded all expectations. From an … Continue reading Cripping Development
The very charming Zhenya Volnikova whiled all sorts of admissions out of me over coffee at my favorite cafe. Check out the article, in Russian, here.
Having recently arrived in Petrozavodsk as part of my dissertation research, I was invited to tell students at the summer school session at the municipal center for children with disabilities about life in Chapel Hill North Carolina. My presentation made it on to the organization's website under the news category! Check it out here.