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Disabilities Justice: Transnational Perspectives on Gender and Disablism

August 22, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm


Professor Onder Islek, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and the Disability Coordinator at Aksaray University in Turkey, will present his research on the role of schools in promoting independence among students with disabilities, especially those with visual impairments. Currently, Professor Islek is a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hawaii Manoa and he will frame the discussion in terms of his experiences as an academic with visual disabilities who has traveled throughout the world as he pursued tertiary education.

Professor Islek’s talk at PNW is made possible by the Fulbright Scholar Program’s Outreach Lecturing Fund, PNW’s College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the School of Education and Counseling, the Department of English and World Languages, the Social Work Program, the Social Justice Club, the Intersectional Feminist Alliance, and the LGBTQ Alliance.

This is a free hybrid event open to the public, with options for in-person and online participation. This talk will take place in CLO 239.

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To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.