Ed Res Seminar Series - Understanding disability disclosure in academia
Wednesday 18 May 2022, 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Open toAll Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Families and young people, Postgraduates, Prospective International Students, Prospective Postgraduate Students, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates
RegistrationFree to attend - registration required
To register to watch the seminar via Zoom, please email Dee Daglish for the link and password, which will be sent to you a day or two before the seminar.
There will be a chance to ask questions at the end of the seminar presentation via Zoom
Here is a link where participants can test their device prior to a Zoom meeting.
The seminar focuses on lived experiences of disclosure by academics with invisible disabilities.
Based on a qualitative research study at German universities, it examines how disabled scholars perform and negotiate disability as they develop their careers in academia. It further discusses what implications of disclosure may arise for the disabled individuals. The seminar suggests that neoliberal performance standards strongly affect the disclosure decisions of disabled scholars as these standards amplify ableism and sanism in academia.
Marco Valero Sanchez
Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Marco Valero Sanchez is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Leibniz University Hannover in Germany. Currently, he is a visiting researcher within REAP at Lancaster University. His research focuses on experiences of disability disclosure, mental health, and ableism in academia.