ABOUT

Photo of Rosemarie Garland-Thomson with a green parrot on her shoulder.

Photo of Rosemarie Garland-Thomson with a green parrot on her shoulder.

My current academic position is Full Professor of English at Emory University and co-director of the Emory College Disability Studies Initiative (DSI). I hold affiliated faculty appointments in the Department Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Institute of Liberal Arts, the Center for Ethics, the Institute of Human Rights, and the Office of Sustainability Initiatives

During my twenty-year academic career, I have been a leader of interdisciplinary critical disability studies, the emergent field in higher education that promotes inclusion and brings innovative perspectives on disability to academic venues and the wider world. Broadly speaking, my foremost contribution is to bring forward the significance of making the world more accessible in every way to all people.