Aimi Hamraie, an alumnus of the Dissertation Proposal Development Program, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society and American Studies at Vanderbilt University who focuses on critical disability studies. They spoke with the SSRC to discuss their research on Universal Design and their project “Mapping Access” that assesses accessibility on Vanderbilt’s campus.
Conversations are interviews or facilitated dialogues with former SSRC fellowship or grant recipients. The interviews check in with individuals to learn about what they are working on now and to reflect back on the impact of their SSRC funding, while the dialogues offer a virtual round-table discussion of a particular topic or specific piece of work.
Crystal Fleming, an alumnus of the SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program and the Mellon-Mays Graduate Initiatives Program, published a new book How to Be Less Stupid About Race. Here, Fleming discusses her academic journey towards pursuing public scholarship through Twitter and her most recent publication.