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
Emily Smith Beitiks
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