Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
We admitted our first MA students in 2003, and our first PhD students in 2007. The diverse scholarship of CDS faculty supports an intersectional framework. CDS is research-intensive, values excellence in teaching and learning, & contributes nationally and internationally to the contemporary & historical discourses within which the ideas & materiality of disability are located. Our graduate degrees offer students an opportunity to engage in diverse theoretical and methodological conversations and to enjoy graduate student life through the Critical Disability Studies Student Association.
Explore Disability from a Critical Perspective in relation to
Dr. Agnès Berthelot-Raffard
Caregivers’ rights; disability rights; autism and neurodiversity; ageing; ethics of care and vulnerability; impacts of epistemic injustices and racism on health; intersectionality as critical theory and praxis; mental health; women's health; health equity; socio-determinants of health; ethics of public health; bioethical approaches in critical disability studies.
Dr. Rachel da Silveira Gorman
Critical disability studies; critical race studies; mad studies; data justice; co-design; community-based AI applications; environmental justice and climate science; research-creation; disability arts; dance and VR; screendance; digital humanities; anti-colonial science; biochemical and cellular mechanisms of health inequity; embodied aesthetics; dialectics of disability and disablement; social movement learning
The Critical Disability Studies (CDS) program gave me the knowledge and experience to strategically work toward addressing some of the most challenging social issues facing people with disabilities and other marginalized and oppressed social groups.
— Alexis Buettgen
The Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.