Panel: Disability, Education, & Community Encounters

conversations Joaquin Contreras, Ph.D. Student, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego. “Education, learning, and cognitive diversity in the classroom and workplace.”

Brian Goldfarb, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego. “Disability, visual culture, and pedagogy in classrooms and museums.”

Deniz Ilkbasaran, Ph.D. Student, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego. “Disability, visual culture, and pedagogy in classrooms and museums.”

David Serlin, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego. “The Broad Reach: The Department of Communication’s Research on Disability.”

Suzanne Stolz, Coordinator of Online Education Masters Program, University of San Diego. “Education, learning, and cognitive diversity in the classroom and workplace.”

“Disability, Education, and Community Encounters” will focus on what our department has done to encourage/facilitate research and scholarship about disability in setting such as the classroom, the workplace, the museum, online, and other institutions where various learning encounters take place. The panel will be structured as a set of conversations between two pairs of panelists with a general introduction to the place of Disability Studies scholarship in our department by the moderator David Serlin. Brian Goldfarb and Deniz Ilkbasaran will have a “conversation” about disability, visual culture, media, and pedagogy.  Joaquin Contreras and Suzanne Stolz will have a “conversation” in which they talk about education, learning, and cognitive diversity, using the examples of the classroom and workplace.

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. IR/PS Room 3201. Coordinated and moderated by Brian Goldfarb and David Serlin.