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PhD Oral Exam - Margaret Campbell, Social and Cultural Analysis

“Nobody Is Asking What I Can Do!”: An Exploration of Disability and Sexuality

Date and time
Date & time

August 27, 2019
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Where
Where

Room H-1120
Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Sir George Williams Campus

Cost
Cost

This event is free

Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible

Yes

Organization
Organization

School of Graduate Studies

Contact
Contact

Mary Appezzato

When studying for a doctoral degree (PhD), candidates submit a thesis that provides a critical review of the current state of knowledge of the thesis subject as well as the student’s own contributions to the subject. The distinguishing criterion of doctoral graduate research is a significant and original contribution to knowledge.

Once accepted, the candidate presents the thesis orally. This oral exam is open to the public.

Abstract

This doctoral research explores the various ways in which people with physical disabilities access opportunities for sexual expression and exploration. Through conducting qualitative interviews with twenty-four people with physical disabilities I identify barriers to sexual expression that participants faced and examine how participants negotiated, maintained, and created opportunities for sexual expression in spite of these barriers. The findings of this study show that persons with disabilities continue to encounter alienation, stigmatization, and discrimination, particularly in terms of their sexuality. However, the findings of this study also illustrate the creative ways that disabled people can reject, subvert, and challenge the desexualization that they routinely experience.


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