Simi Linton is among the foremost experts on disability studies, arts, and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from New York University and was on the faculty at the City University of New York for 14 years. She has been active in the disability rights movement since 1971 when she was injured in a car accident en route to protest the Vietnam War.

In 1998, Linton developed disability/arts consultancy for filmmakers, artists, and cultural institutions (e.g., Smithsonian, Margaret Mead Film Festival, and the Public Theater), working to shape the presentation of disability in the arts. Linton lectures widely on the cross-disciplinary relevance of disability studies, advocates for greater representation of disabled artists, and argues to incorporate disability into the multicultural curriculum. Her work brings ...

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