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University of Michigan Initiative on Disability Studies Fall 2020 Speaker Series: Criptographies

Speaker - Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe
Monday, October 26, 2020
1:00-2:00 PM
Off Campus Location
In conjunction with Rackham 580: Introduction to Disability Studies, UMInDS is pleased to bring outstanding scholars, activists, and scholar-activists to our campus as we explore criptographies. A word-play on terms cryptography, the study of ciphers and secret codes, and to crip, a colloquialism that assembles knowledge around nonnormative bodyminds, criptographies suggests an exploration of de-mapped ecologies of neurodivergence and nonnormative embodiment.

Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe
Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and Justice
University of Illinois at Chicago

Liat Ben-Moshe (she/her) is the author of Decarcerating Disability (2020), which shows how abolition is not an unattainable goal, but rather a reality, and how it plays out in different arenas of incarceration-antipsychiatry, the field of intellectual disabilities, and the fight against the prison-industrial complex.

Registration is required for this Zoom webinar at

For any questions about the event or to share accommodation needs, please email ( at least 2 weeks in advance of this event - we are eager to help ensure that this event is inclusive to you. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the department to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Architecture, Urban Planning, Disability, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, English Language And Literature, Rackham, taubman college
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of English Language and Literature, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, University of Michigan Initiative on Disability Studies, Disability Culture at U-M