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


Global Perspectives Editorial

Hemachandran Karah, Sona Kazemi
Abstract 274 | PDF Downloads 139 WORD Downloads 144

Editorial: Lessons Not Lost

Raphael Raphael
Abstract 200 | PDF Downloads 107 WORD Downloads 145

Research Articles and Essays

DPO membership has immediate transactional benefits as well as personal impact

Nicole Butcher, Prerana Singh, Nathan Grills, Fairlene Soji
Abstract 8087 | PDF Downloads 183 WORD Downloads 187

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

Margaret Oldfield
Abstract 1794 | PDF Downloads 490 WORD Downloads 170

Creative Works

Poems by Glenn Merrilees

Glenn Merrilees
Abstract 168 | PDF Downloads 114 WORD Downloads 145

Global Perspective on Disability Studies

A Theatre Production by Acid Attack Survivors

Sona Kazemi
Abstract 260 | PDF Downloads 128 WORD Downloads 123


Book Review: Jasbir K. Puar's The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability

Ian Hosbach
Abstract 781 | PDF Downloads 483 WORD Downloads 178

Notes from the Field

Hello from PHAME Academy

Jenny Stadler
Abstract 146 | PDF Downloads 85 WORD Downloads 122

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

Genesis Leong
Abstract 208 | PDF Downloads 160 WORD Downloads 137

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

Beth A. Haller, Lawrence Carter-Long
Abstract 392 | PDF Downloads 130 WORD Downloads 139

Disability Activism and Advocacy Resources: We Can Do This

Pat Morrissey
Abstract 213 | PDF Downloads 99 WORD Downloads 142

Course Announcement: Literary and Cultural Disability Studies: An Exploration

Hemachandran Karah
Abstract 359 | PDF Downloads 121 WORD Downloads 127

Dissertations and Abstracts

Abstract 898 | PDF Downloads 95 WORD Downloads 139