Simi Linton travels
widely to present at conferences, museums, arts organization, campus-based
institutes, and writers’ festivals.
Among the topics covered in public presentations and in consultations
with arts organizations are:
My Body Politic: An
This is a theatrical/multi-media adaptation of Linton’s 2006
Body Politic. The work embeds a personal narrative of the
lived experience of disability within its social and political
context. The story begins in 1971, when she was injured while hitchhiking
to Washington, DC to protest the war in Vietnam, and concludes with
a meditation on the war in Iraq and its manufacture of disability. By
illustrating the ideas, history and people described in My Body
this presentation provides an indelible portrait of an often hidden
and misrepresented group.
Disability and the Holocaust: A History Revealed
2001 Simi Linton has presented this event at more than 40 sites in the
US, UK and Canada. Her lecture is followed by a screening and panel
discussion of Shahar Rozen's documentary Liebe Perla (Israel/Germany
1999), for which Simi is the US representative.
Disability Studies Seminars
Seminars on the integration
of disability studies into the curriculum, for faculty and graduate
student groups. The seminars are tailored to fit the particular
needs of each audience, and are based on Simi’s
first book Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity, a book
widely used in disability studies, English, women’s studies, sociology
and other courses.