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 129 | PDF Downloads 46 WORD Downloads 53

Research Articles and Essays

DPO membership has immediate transactional benefits as well as personal impact

Nicole Butcher, Prerana Singh, Nathan Grills, Fairlene Soji
Abstract 3312 | PDF Downloads 80 WORD Downloads 65

Creative Works

Poems by Glenn Merrilees

Glenn Merrilees
Abstract 77 | PDF Downloads 27 WORD Downloads 55

Global Perspective on Disability Studies

A Theatre Production by Acid Attack Survivors

Sona Kazemi
Abstract 137 | PDF Downloads 48 WORD Downloads 38


Notes from the Field

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

Genesis Leong
Abstract 114 | PDF Downloads 83 WORD Downloads 47

Hello from PHAME Academy

Jenny Stadler
Abstract 68 | PDF Downloads 24 WORD Downloads 47

Disability Activism and Advocacy Resources: We Can Do This

Pat Morrissey
Abstract 110 | PDF Downloads 34 WORD Downloads 60

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

Beth A. Haller, Lawrence Carter-Long
Abstract 269 | PDF Downloads 65 WORD Downloads 57

Course Announcement: Literary and Cultural Disability Studies: An Exploration

Hemachandran Karah
Abstract 108 | PDF Downloads 45 WORD Downloads 46

Dissertations and Abstracts

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