Emily Smith Beitiks

Associate Director, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
Area of expertise: 

Disability justice

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.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., American studies with disability studies emphasis, University of Minnesota
Office Phone: 
(415) 405-3528