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 47 | PDF Downloads 5 WORD Downloads 13

Research Articles and Essays

DPO membership has immediate transactional benefits as well as personal impact

Nicole Butcher, Prerana Singh, Nathan Grills, Fairlene Soji
Abstract 305 | PDF Downloads 27 WORD Downloads 16

Creative Works

Poems by Glenn Merrilees

Glenn Merrilees
Abstract 21 | PDF Downloads 3 WORD Downloads 8

Global Perspective on Disability Studies

A Theatre Production by Acid Attack Survivors

Sona Kazemi
Abstract 58 | PDF Downloads 16 WORD Downloads 10


Notes from the Field

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

Beth A. Haller, Lawrence Carter-Long
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Course Announcement: Literary and Cultural Disability Studies: An Exploration

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

Genesis Leong
Abstract 38 | PDF Downloads 21 WORD Downloads 8

Disability Activism and Advocacy Resources: We Can Do This

Pat Morrissey
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Hello from PHAME Academy

Jenny Stadler
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Dissertations and Abstracts

Pat Morrissey
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