The Disability Studies minor has rapidly emerged as one of UCLA’s most vibrant interdisciplinary curricular innovations. Our faculty conduct research and teach in the following interdisciplinary fields: communications, dance, economics, education, film and television, health sciences, history, linguistics, literature, musicology, political science, psychiatry, social welfare, technology and urban planning.


Victoria Marks, (Chair)  World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Juliann T. Anesi Gender Studies
Salih Can Aciksoz Anthropology
Bruce Baker   Psychology
Lauren Clark Nursing
Linda Demer David Geffen School of Medicine and Bioengineering
Helen Deutsch English
Raymond Knapp Musicology
Lauren McCarthy Design | Media Arts


Emily Abel Public Health (Emeritus)
Anurima Banerji World Arts and Cultures/Dance
A.E. (Ted) Benjamin Social Welfare (Emeritus)
Carole Browner Anthropology; Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences (Emeritus)
Michelle Carriger Theater
Susan Curtiss Linguistics (Emeritus)
Eleazar Eskin Computational Medicine, Computer Science & Human Genetics
Ashley Feinsinger Medicine
Gary Galbraith Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences (Emeritus)
Sally Gibbons Honors Programs
David Gere World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Marjorie Goodwin Anthropology & Applied Linguistics
Michael Hackett Theater
Isla Hansen Design and Media Arts
Richard Jackson Environmental Health Sciences
Jonathan Kao Electrical and Computer Engineering
Connie Kasari Education
Alice Kuo Pediatrics
Rachel Lee English and Gender Studies
Andrew Leuchter Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Benjamin J. Lewis Linguistics & American Sign Language
Christine Littleton Gender Studies & Law (Emeritus)
Lauri Mattenson Writing Programs
Lauren McCarthy Design and Media Arts
Kathleen McHugh English and Film, Television and Digital Media
Uri McMillan English
Felicity Nussbaum English
Mary O’Connor Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Christina Palmer Psychiatry & Bio-behavioral Science
Susan Plann Applied Linguistics
Olivia Raynor Tarjan Center, National Arts and Disability Center, and Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciencesv
David Rodes English
Sherrilyn Roush Philosophy
Caitlin Solone Disability Studies
Bonnie Taub Community Health Sciences
Stefan Timmermans Sociology
Fernando Torres-Gil Social Welfare and Public Policy
Sharon Traweek Gender Studies and History
Alexander Tymchuk Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Jeffrey Wood Education
Allan Wu Neurology


Professor Paul Longmore: 1947-2010

Professor Paul Longmore: 1947-2010

Judy Heumann: 1947-2023

Image of Judy Heumann.

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