Co-director. Disability and Access Initiative. 2017

Event/Organization Administration

With the support of the Health Humanities Lab, Dr. Marion Quirici and Dr. Ashley Elrod (History) are coordinating a faculty working group called the Disability and Access Initiative (DAI). This Initiative brings together faculty from the humanities, the social sciences, the Global Health Institute, the School of Medicine, the School of Law, and the Divinity School. Through readings and discussions, participants will work toward building disability studies content into their courses, and developing a disability-conscious pedagogy. The DAI will host two guest speakers this year: Holly Stiles from Disability Rights North Carolina will speak about disability rights and higher education, and Dr. Kevin Ann Huckshorn will teach us about trauma-informed care. Together we aim to improve the accessibility of our campus culture, and train Duke students to promote disability justice.

Service Performed By


  • Co-director


  • 2017

Host Organization

  • Disability and Access Initiative