UB Center for Disability Studies Presents Dr. Susan Burch
Co-sponsored by People, Inc. and the Museum of disABILITY History
“Dis/covering Junius Wilson: Disability, Sources, Subjects, and Public History.”
4-6 PM Friday, February 25 at the Museum of disABILITY History (3826 Main St.)
In this multimedia presentation, free and open to the public, Dr. Burch draws on the life story of Junius Wilson (1908-2001), a deaf African American from North Carolina, to highlight the complex challenges and vital importance of disability history research, preservation, and representation.
Susan Burch, Ph.D., is the author of Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War II (Awarded Outstanding Academic Title, 2003, Choice); the coeditor of Double Visions: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Women and Deafness; and the coauthor of Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson. Burch served as editor-in-chief of The Encyclopedia of American Disability History (recipient of Booklist/RBB Editors' Choice Reference Sources, 2010). Burch is an associate professor in the Department of American Studies at Middlebury College and the director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. She is also a cofounder and board member of the Disability History Association and has served on the Society for Disability Studies’ board of directors.