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Winter School: Fostering Research in Disability

Date: 09/05/2019

Research and writing are integral to promote understanding of a field. Disability Rights have generated this interest in the recently emergent field of disability studies.

The interest is largely generic and people feel the need for advice to zero in on a particular topic of research. In order to assist persons interested in working in the field, Centre for Disability Studies, NALSAR University of Law and the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus are planning to hold a Fostering Research in Disability winter school from 16th to 21st December 2019.

The week-long Winter School will engage with questions of disability with a special focus on boice, representation and participation of disabled people in law- making and cultural processes.

The School will apprise participants of significant developments in the field of disabilitu studies as also point to issues topics and areas within the field which merit research.

Some of the topics on which instruction shall be, include:-

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  • Disability exclusions and inclusions: legally embedded and culturally enabled
  • Personhood related to disability – leagal concepts and cultural notions
  • Discourses of human rights and social justice
  • Disability culture and disability in culture.

The Winnter School will also provide an opportunity to participants with draft research proposals to present and obtain feedback on the feasibility of their plans.

All persons interested in attending the school may write to

by the 7th of June, 2019 expressing their interest in the programme and why they wish to attend it.

A few fellowships and fee waivers are available. Candidates in need of the same may write to us separately.

Keeping in view the intensity of the exercise only 30 candidates will be admitted into the school. Preference will be accorded to persons with disabilities. Final list of selected candidates shall be announced by 30th June 2019. Travel expenses will have to be bone by the participants.

Programme Fees: Rs. 1500 including food
Lodging: Both hostel and guest house facilities available on payment at NALSAR.


Concept Note : Winter School Fostering Research in Disability


Prof Amita Dhanda,
Professor of Law,
Professor and Head,
Centre for Disability Studies, 
NALSAR University of Law,

Dr Shilpa Anand,
Distinguished Research Fellow, 
Associate Professor
Dept of Humanities and Social Science
BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad

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