Shaun Bryan Ford
Image: Shaun, a white man with dark brown hair and green eyes appears smiling at the camera. He is wearing a blue, white, gray, and orange striped shirt, black pants, and black-rimmed glasses. He is sitting cross-legged in an office conference room.
Contact Shaun: shaun at EmployABILITYAustin.org
Shaun is an expert in critical disability studies with connections to many of the top names in CDS. His work evolved from his interest in disability culture, Autism culture and theory, ableism in academia and employment, and employment discrimination. His academic work has revolved around false conceptions of the meaning of disability in society and work toward creation of the view of disability as another part of diversity. Although he is Autistic, his entree into thorough analysis of disability occurred through a more general disability scope--partially because he also has co-occurring disabilities and partially because he was introduced to disability studies through a deaf professor during his undergraduate career. His writing for the public has been more journalistic and focused toward bring his expertise in critical disability studies to a broader audience to combat ableism.
Recent clips on Medium and below:
University of Texas, Diverse Teaching, Diverse Learning: Medieval Made Modern: Chrétien deTroyes' Perceval Through the Lens of Disability and Autistic Studies
Shaun is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and reported features
Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference, Facebook messenger, U.S. Mail