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I am the recipient of the Graduate Scholar Award distributed by The Inclusive Museum conference taking place at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles from August 4 – 6, 2014. This Award is given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. Graduate Scholars perform a critical role in the conference by chairing the parallel sessions and presenting their own research papers.

I am the proud recipient of the Society for Disability Studies 2014 Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies! I received my Award and check during the annual SDS conference in Minneapolis on Saturday June 14, 2014.

“Growing Rhizomatically: Disability Studies, the Art Gallery and the Consortium.” Co-written with Kelly George and Kristin Lindgren. Disability Studies Quarterly, Special Issue on Growing Disability Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2014.

“‘Disabling’ the Museum: Curator as Infrastructural Activist” Journal of Visual Art Practice, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2013. Published by Taylor & Francis.

“Is social practice about inclusion or exclusion? Is it really for everybody?” 100 Questions, 100 Days, posted on March 31, 2014 for Open Engagement conference, Queens Museum, NY, May 16-18, 2014

I’ve been appointed to the College Art Association’s Committee on Diversity Practices. I will be serving on the committee for 3 years (2014-2017), and I will specifically represent the interests of disability arts.

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“Curating Disability: Pragmatics, Ethics, Effects” for Seventh International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, August 4 – 6, 2014

LOUD silenceGrand Central Art Center, California State University Fullerton, Santa Ana, CA, September 6 – December 6, 2014

“New Curatorial Models for Disability in Exhibitions,” Unseeing Disability and Art panel chaired by Geoffrey Shea, Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC), Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Canada, October 23-26, 2014

“Art of the Lived Experiment in the USA,” DaDaFest Congress for DaDaFest 2014, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK, December 8-9, 2014

LOUD silence, gallery@calit2, University of California San Diego, CA, January 22 – March 13, 2015

Discussant for “The Gaze, the Stare, and the Look Away: New Images of Resistance in the Aesthetics of Disability” panel chaired by JoAnn Purcell, College Art Association, New York City, February 11-14, 2015

Art of the Lived Experiment, curated by Dr. Aaron Williamson for DaDaFest Liverpool, UK, (November 7, 2014 – January 11, 2015) and co-curated in the US by myself and Williamson, April 10 – July 31, 2015, hosted by Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Kendall College of Art & Design at Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, organized by DISART Festival.