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Human Rights Class Explores Disabilities Studies

Class on field trip
Nov 15 2017

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The Stanford Daily wrote about HUMRTS 104: Introduction to Disability Studies and Disability Rights, a new course launched by the Handa Center this Fall.

When J.S.D. candidate Doron Dorfman J.S.M. ’14 arrived at Stanford five years ago, he was shocked to find that not a single person at the university identified as a disabilities scholar. This fall, Dorfman introduced a new course called “HUMRTS 104: Introduction to Disability Studies and Disability Rights” to fill the gap.

“Stanford needs academic engagement with disability studies,” Dorfman said. “I really want to show that disability studies is an academic field.”

Read the full article here.