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 144 | PDF Downloads 53 WORD Downloads 56

Research Articles and Essays

DPO membership has immediate transactional benefits as well as personal impact

Nicole Butcher, Prerana Singh, Nathan Grills, Fairlene Soji
Abstract 3800 | PDF Downloads 86 WORD Downloads 65

“Nothing About Us Without Us”: Involving People with Dementia in Qualitative Research

Margaret Oldfield
Abstract 1021 | PDF Downloads 229 WORD Downloads 86

Creative Works

Poems by Glenn Merrilees

Glenn Merrilees
Abstract 80 | PDF Downloads 31 WORD Downloads 56

Global Perspective on Disability Studies

A Theatre Production by Acid Attack Survivors

Sona Kazemi
Abstract 145 | PDF Downloads 53 WORD Downloads 39


Notes from the Field

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

Genesis Leong
Abstract 119 | PDF Downloads 86 WORD Downloads 49

Hello from PHAME Academy

Jenny Stadler
Abstract 73 | PDF Downloads 26 WORD Downloads 48

Disability Activism and Advocacy Resources: We Can Do This

Pat Morrissey
Abstract 113 | PDF Downloads 38 WORD Downloads 61

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

Beth A. Haller, Lawrence Carter-Long
Abstract 276 | PDF Downloads 68 WORD Downloads 58

Course Announcement: Literary and Cultural Disability Studies: An Exploration

Hemachandran Karah
Abstract 117 | PDF Downloads 47 WORD Downloads 47

Dissertations and Abstracts

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