Free Member Webinar

Reclaiming Neurocrip: Living at the Intersections of Race, Neurodivergence, and Chronic Illness 

Thursday, April 18th, 4:00-5:00pm Eastern/1:00-2:00pm Pacific 

Sponsored by the Disability Identity, Studies & Culture Knowledge and Practice Community


Dr. Sara M. Acevedo, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Buffalo and Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at Miami university, Ohio.

Dr. Acevedo will discuss racialized, gendered, and cross-disability experiences in higher education. She will focus on how these experiences inform the reclamation of intersectional disability identity as well as cultural practice. 

Accessibility information: CART captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. If you need any other accommodations in order to participate, please contact  The event will be recorded and available only to registrants afterwards (reposting or sharing of recording and materials is not permitted). 

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Dr. Sara María Acevedo is an Autistic Colombian-born scholar-activist and critical educator. Her research is committed to anti-colonial, anti-racist, and anti-ableist praxis, and is informed by transnational feminism, the study of subjugated knowledges, and posthumanism, among others. She is an Assistant Professor of disability studies at Miami University, where she advances Disability Justice in the classroom and across campus. Her work as an educator blends critical pedagogy, research, and activism, building on the knowledge of historically marginalized communities. Sara has received numerous recognitions for her community-based work and transnational contributions to the Neurodiversity Movement. She is currently leading a research project on neurodivergent culture, activism, and autonomous forms of governance funded by the Ford Foundation’s Disability Rights Program. Sara served a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Society for Disability Studies; her leadership was instrumental in developing the organization’s fifteen guiding principles. She serves on the Editorial Boards of Disability and the Global South and Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture.   


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