Disability Studies


Why: Work in Disability Studies includes critical appraisals of normativity. In short, what & who counts as normal. How normal is socially constructed and not some natural category. For researchers of human behavior it is crucial to examine the assumptions normal/typical development and behavior.


Henner, J. (2023). How to train your abled linguist: A Crip Linguistics perspective on pragmatic research [Preprint]. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/4j79f

Henner, J., & Robinson, O. (2021). Unsettling Languages, Unruly Bodyminds: Imaging a Crip Linguistics [Preprint]. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/7bzaw

Kavale, K. A., & Forness, S. R. (2000). What Definitions of Learning Disability Say and Don’t Say: A Critical Analysis. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 33(3), 239–256. https://doi.org/10.1177/002221940003300303

Leonardo, Z., & Broderick, A. A. (2011). Smartness as Property: A Critical Exploration of Intersections Between Whiteness and Disability Studies. Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education, 113(10), 2206–2232. https://doi.org/10.1177/016146811111301008

Mills, M. (2011). Do Signals Have Politics? Inscribing Abilities in Cochlear Implants. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195388947.013.0077

Nicolas, S., Andrieu, B., Croizet, J.-C., Sanitioso, R. B., & Burman, J. T. (2013). Sick? Or slow? On the origins of intelligence as a psychological object. Intelligence, 41(5), 699–711. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intell.2013.08.006