Welcome

The Critical Disability Studies Collective (CDSC) is a University of Minnesota campus and community organization whose mission is to promote a complex understanding of disability and to advance critical disability studies as an interdisciplinary field of inquiry.

The CDSC was founded in 2015 by three graduate students and is dedicated to remaining open to anyone interested in participating: undergraduates, graduates, post-docs, staff, faculty, and broader Twin-Cities community members.

The CDSC regularly hosts reading groups, guest speakers, panel sessions, workshops, and colloquium series. The CDSC is currently focusing on two main initiatives: "Refusing Disposability: Racial and Disability Justice Toward Another World" and critical disability studies Program Building at the University of Minnesota. 

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.

Bookshelf with books on critical disability studies