NEWS Between November 11 and December 10, 2019, Catherine J. Kudlick is Visiting Guest Professor at Umeå University, hosted by the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. She is an internationally recognized scholar and key influencer in the cross-disciplinary field of disability studies. Kudlick is Professor of History at the Department of History, San Francisco State University, USA, where she is also Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability.
Professor Catherine J. Kudlick researches representations of disability in history and has an expertise in the building of bridges between academy and community. She is leading a Disability Film Festival in the USA and recently turned her research into fiction.
During her Umeå visit, Kudlick will participate in seminars on Disability Activism and on Fictionary Writing and collaborate with Lotta Vikström, Professor of History at Umeå University. Kudlick will contribute to Umeå European Film Festival and meet Disability Organizations in the town.
At Umeå University, Kudlick will also teach students at the course “The Image of the Other” and interact with scholars in seminars/workshops organized by Lotta Vikström and her team within the ERC-funded DISLIFE project, and the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Department of Culture and Media Studies, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR), Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS) and Umeå Centre for Disability Research (UCFF).