University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Sami Schalk will discuss “Disability and the American Girl Brand “ on Tuesday, October 17, 5:30 pm in Taylor Hall, room 203. This event is free and open to the public.
Sami Schalk is Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction (forthcoming 2018). Her lecture will explore the representation of disability in the American Girl brand through an analysis of books and doll accessories, tracing how disability representation has appeared, increased, and improved in the history of the brand. There will be a short Q&A following the lecture.
This event is sponsored by the Dean of Faculty Office, the English Department, the AEO Office, the Women's Studies Program and the Sociology Department.
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