Hanita Putra Djaya completed her undergraduate degree in physical therapy in Indonesia, where she worked as a physical therapist in a clinic for children with physical and sensory disabilities. Working with them was an eye-opening experience, as there were more things to contend with beyond their disabilities. It is a truth that people with disabilities in Indonesia are a minority group who receive the least attention from society. That was why Hanita decided to do her master's degree in disability studies at the University at Buffalo; to further enhance her knowledge about persisting problems and to learn how to solve them.
Dr. Miranda Terry is an Assistant Professor and the Health Science Program Coordinator at Stephen F. Austin State University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University, her M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling and PhD in Community Health at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Terry has diverse research interests that span disability, gender, and women's studies, and include accessibility, the intersections of abuse, disability, and health, and policy research. During her fellowship year at the University at Buffalo, Terry will be working closely with the Family Justice Center (Buffalo, NY) to analyze the health consequences of intimate partner violence among people with disabilities.
Dr. Sandhya Limaye is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Disability Studies and Action and the School of Social Work at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. She will be a Fulbright Research Fellow in the UB Center for Disability Studies for the academic year 2012– 2013. Dr. Limaye’s professional fields of interest include: women with disabilities, youth having parents with disabilities, community education, intervention with people with disabilities and their families, disability rehabilitation research. Dr. Limaye’s CV