Author: lizlewisanthro

New Piece: Review Essay

lizlewisanthro , April 7th, 2016


The wonderful team at Somatosphere just published my review essay on three recent – and quite important – books on disability themes. “When Risk, Doubt, and Difference Converge:…


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Strategies to Support Your “Typical” Kids

lizlewisanthro , March 21st, 2016


I was thrilled to have a piece published by The Mighty last week. My aim was to reach as many parents as possible with a few key strategies…


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The Diner

lizlewisanthro , March 9th, 2016


“Aunt K. used to be happy when she was young. Now, she’s angry.” Aunt K.’s doll avatar, as imagined by a three-year-old.. My head snaps to the side,…


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Enclosures

lizlewisanthro , March 2nd, 2016


I was thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute a piece to Somatosphere’s series, The Ethnographic Case, edited by Drs. Emily Yates-Doerr and Christine Labuski. I love that site,…


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Status Check

lizlewisanthro , February 7th, 2016


I’ve been quiet the last few months. Let me explain. First, I’ve been writing/thinking/crafting my dissertation. It examines family experiences with undiagnosed children, particularly thos…


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“It’s All in the Name: Undiagnosis in a Diagnostic Age”

lizlewisanthro , November 20th, 2015


Here is the link to the paper I will present at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Lewis_2015_AAA Paper Please do not use, cite, or…


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Truthtelling

lizlewisanthro , October 19th, 2015


At some point this year, my dissertation shifted from a (largely unwritten) traditional ethnography to an intentional experiment on writing/thinking/doing disability as a scholar. This was a change…


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Preliminary Thoughts on Race, Disability, and Health

lizlewisanthro , September 9th, 2015


Despite increasingly widespread attention to disability rights, disability outcomes in the United States remain shockingly divided by race. Few people realize that having a disability today is literal…


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A Silent Crisis: Race, Disability, and Health Disparities in the U.S.

lizlewisanthro , August 24th, 2015


I recently gave a talk on race, disability, and health disparities at the CEDD 2015 Cross-Systems Summit in Austin. In an effort to ensure that my work is…


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Disability and Health Disparities: Some Quick Facts

lizlewisanthro , August 20th, 2015


lizlewisanthro: Refreshing my memory in preparation for Friday’s talk on race, disability, and health. Originally posted on Disability Fieldnotes: The CDC defines health disparities as: A type o…


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Week in Review: July 3-9

lizlewisanthro , July 10th, 2015


There were some interesting news pieces this week. I’m particularly on the lookout for stories on that topic, since I will be giving a talk on race, disability,…


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Disability: A Sister’s Ambivalence

lizlewisanthro , July 6th, 2015


I have a confession: there are many days when I wish I was anything but a disability researcher. I think wistfully to my high school aspirations of becoming…


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Disability Fieldnotes Week in Review: June 26-July 2

lizlewisanthro , July 3rd, 2015


Here is a curated collection of last week’s disability news. Enjoy! History: “Laura’s World” (Louis Menand) New Yorker feature story on Laura Bridgman, the first deafblind chil…


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Siblings and Disability – Part II

lizlewisanthro , June 30th, 2015


This is the second installment in a two-part series about siblings and disability. The first part can be found here. What does Disability Mean for Typical Siblings? First…


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Disability Fieldnotes Week in Review: June 19-25

lizlewisanthro , June 26th, 2015


Here are some of the disability news features that I found most interesting from the past week. Please send other suggestions my way! Disability and Race “Claim: Minorities…


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Siblings and Disability – Part I

lizlewisanthro , June 22nd, 2015


Disrupting Assumptions and Digging Deeper Growing up with a sister who had CHARGE syndrome and was deafblind, there were many times when I felt alone in my experience….


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