Susan Schweik

 headshot of Susan Schweik smiling in black top and medium-length hair against a gray backgroundSusan Schweik's last book was The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public.  She is completing a book tentatively titled Unfixed:  How the Women of Glenwood Asylum Overturned Ideas about IQ, & Why You Don't Know About Their Work. In 2018 she was awarded the Jeanette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the Humanities Center, Syracuse University. A recipient of Berkeley's  Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and U.C.'s Presidential Chair in Undergraduate Education , she has been involved with the development of disability studies at Berkeley for over 17 years. She was co-coordinator of the Ed Roberts Fellowships in Disability Studies post-doctoral program at Berkeley (coordinated by the Institute for Urban and Regional Development). She has taught and co-taught undergraduate courses in Disability and Literature, Discourses of Disability, The Disability Rights Movement, Disability and Digital Storytelling, Psychiatric Disability, Literature and Medicine, and Race, Ethnicity and Disability, among others, and graduate courses in Body Theory and Disability Studies and Advanced Disability Studies. Her other teaching and research interests include twentieth century poetry, late nineteenth century American literature, women's studies and gender theory, urban studies, war literature and children's literature. She is a recipient of Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award. 

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