The Review of Disability Studies (RDS) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that is targeted towards any person interested in disability studies. We have readers and authors from all over the world. We accept submissions in English of a scholarly nature covering a range of disciplines within disability studies as well as creative works expressing ideas in the area of disability. Submit a proposal to be published in the next #RDSJ at

Published: 2021-07-01


Editorial: Lessons Not Lost

Raphael Raphael
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Global Perspectives Editorial

Hemachandran Karah, Sona Kazemi
Abstract 107 | PDF Downloads 26 WORD Downloads 44

Research Articles and Essays

DPO membership has immediate transactional benefits as well as personal impact

Nicole Butcher, Prerana Singh, Nathan Grills, Fairlene Soji
Abstract 2121 | PDF Downloads 60 WORD Downloads 49

Creative Works

Poems by Glenn Merrilees

Glenn Merrilees
Abstract 60 | PDF Downloads 18 WORD Downloads 43

Global Perspective on Disability Studies

A Theatre Production by Acid Attack Survivors

Sona Kazemi
Abstract 117 | PDF Downloads 30 WORD Downloads 27


Notes from the Field

RDS Journal Call for Proposals Special Issue: Disability and Film and Media

Beth A. Haller, Lawrence Carter-Long
Abstract 243 | PDF Downloads 52 WORD Downloads 41

Course Announcement: Literary and Cultural Disability Studies: An Exploration

Hemachandran Karah
Abstract 81 | PDF Downloads 30 WORD Downloads 35

Summer 2021 Disability and Diversity Calendar: Calls, Awards, Conferences

Genesis Leong
Abstract 98 | PDF Downloads 64 WORD Downloads 32

Hello from PHAME Academy

Jenny Stadler
Abstract 55 | PDF Downloads 14 WORD Downloads 35

Disability Activism and Advocacy Resources: We Can Do This

Pat Morrissey
Abstract 95 | PDF Downloads 25 WORD Downloads 49