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Catherine Kudlick

Image: White woman with distinguished grey hair and cool shades,  glad to be in the sun. 

Contact Catherine: kudlick at sfsu.edu

After two decades at the University of California, Davis, Catherine Kudlick became Professor of History and Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University in 2012. She has published a number of books and articles in disability history, including Reflections: the Life and Writings of a Young Blind Woman in Postrevolutionary France and "Disability History: Why We Need Another Other" in the American Historical Review. She oversaw completion of Paul Longmore’s posthumously published book, Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity. She is co-editing The Oxford Handbook of Disability History with Michael Rembis and Kim Nielsen. As director of the Longmore Institute, she directed the public history exhibit “Patient No More” and co-hosts Superfest International Disability Film Festival.  

Kudlick was born blind with cataracts and through a serious of operations throughout her life gained some useable vision. Read more here.

You can find Catherine at the Paul K. Longmore InstituteFacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter @kudlick


Watch Catherine in ABC7's Profiles in Excellence (captioned)

New York Times, May 2017: The Price of 'Disability Denial'

Nursing Clio, April 2017: “Save Changes”: Telling Stories of Disability Protest

Catherine is available as a source and for personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, videoconference

Languages: English (Fluent), French (Fluent), German (Basic)

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