Emily Smith Beitiks
Assistant Director, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
Area of expertise:
Disability and popular culture
Reproductive justice issues for people with disabilities
Beitiks is an expert on disability justice and reproductive justice issues for people with disabilities, including sterilization and prenatal testing. Her dissertation, "Building the Normal Body: Disability and the Techno-Makeover," looked at cultural stories told about disabled bodies normalized with science and technology.
Ph.D., American studies with disability studies emphasis, University of Minnesota