Disability Studies

Liat Ben-Moshe

Liat Ben Moshe

Liat Ben Moshe, Assistant Professor, Disability Studies

Phone: 419-530-7265
4530 A University Hall
Liat.benmoshe@utoledo.edu 
Academia page

MS 920
The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Social theory; incarceration and decarceration; Critical Prison Studies; Mad Studies; Sociology of disability; Disability culture; Activism and resistance; Inclusive pedagogy

Teaching

Disability in the US (DST 2020)
Asylums, Prisons and Total Institutions (DST/WGST/PSC/LST 4980 and MLS 6500)
Disability Culture (DST 3030)
Disability, War and the Veteran (DST 4980)
Disability in the Middle East (DST 4980)
Disability Studies Research and Methodologies (DST 4890)

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION
  2011 Ph.D., Syracuse University
Sociology, dissertation: "Genealogies of resistance to incarceration: Abolition politics in anti-prison and deinstitutionalization activism in the U.S." 
  2008 B.A., Tel Aviv University, Israel 
Sociology & Anthropology, Magna Cum Laude
B.A., Tel Aviv University, Israel 
Psychology 
  2000 - 2001 Graduate Courses in Sociology, Tel Aviv University, Israel 
  2008 Certificate of Advanced Study in Disability Studies, Syracuse University 
  2005 Certificate of Advanced Study in Women and Gender Studies, Syracuse University
EMPLOYMENT
  2013 - Present Assistant Professor, Disability Studies, The University of Toledo 
  2011 - 2013 Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago 

Publications

BOOKS
  Ben-Moshe, L., Chapman, C. and Carey, A. (eds.) (2014). Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the US and Canada. With a foreword by Angela Y. Davis. Palgrave McMillan Press 
  Ben-Moshe, L., Feldbaum, M., Cory, R. and Sagendorf, K. (eds.)(2005). Building Pedagogical Curb Cuts: Incorporating Disability in the University Classroom and Curriculum. Syracuse, NY: Graduate School, Syracuse University (distributed and sold by SU Press) 
SELECT Publications
  "Beyond Prisons, Mental Health Clinics: When Austerity Opens Cages, Where Do the Services Go?"  Public Eye (Fall 2014 special edition on neoliberalism). with Meiners, E. (also available for download Political Research Associates web site)
  "Disabling Incarceration: Connecting Disability to Divergent Confinements in the USA." Critical Sociology 37 (7) 2013.  
  "The Contested meaning of “Community” in Discourses of Deinstitutionalization and Community Living in the Field of Developmental Disability." Research in Social Science and Disability Vol. 6, Special issue on Disability and Community, (2011) 241-264.
  "The State of Disability in Israel/Palestine." Disability Studies Quarterly 27 (4) Special Issue. Ben-Moshe, L. and Colligan, S. (eds.)(2007). 
  "Sign of our times? Revisi(tin)g the International Symbol of Access." Disability & Society Vol. 22, Issue 5 (2007). 489- 506.
  "Infusing Disability in the Curriculum: The Case of Saramago’s." Blindness. Disability Studies Quarterly, 26 (2) (Spring 2006). 
   
   
   

Liat Ben Moshe

Assistant Professor, Disability Studies

MS 920
4530 A University Hall
The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Phone: 419 530 7265 

Liat.benmoshe@utoledo.edu 

https://utoledo.academia.edu/LiatBenMoshe/

  

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS 

Social theory; incarceration and decarceration; Critical Prison Studies; Mad Studies; Sociology of disability; Disability culture; Activism and resistance; Inclusive pedagogy

2017-18 Fellow, American Association of University Women’s American; in support of her scholarship for her forthcoming book, “Politics of (En)Closure,” focuses on movements to abolish prisons and deinstitutionalization of mental and intellectual health institutions.

TEACHING 

DST 2020: Disability in the US 

DST/WGST/PSC/LST 4980 and MLS 6500: Asylums, Prisons and Total Institutions 

DST 3030: Disability Culture 

DST 4980: Disability, War and the Veteran

DST 4980: Disability in the Middle East

DST 4890: Disability Studies Research and Methodologies

 

CURRICULUM VITAE 

EMPLOYMENT: 

2013- Present: Assistant Professor in Disability Studies, University of Toledo 

2011- 2013: Postdoctoral fellow at the department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago 

EDUCATION: 

2002 –– 2011: PhD in Sociology, Syracuse University. Dissertation: Genealogies of resistance to incarceration: Abolition politics in anti-prison and deinstitutionalization activism in the U.S. 

2008: Certificate of Advance Study in Disability Studies, Syracuse University 

2005: Certificate of Advance Study in Women and Gender Studies, Syracuse University 

2000 - 2001: Graduate Courses in Sociology, Tel Aviv University, Israel 

1996 - 2000: B.A. Honors (Magna Cum Laude), Sociology & Anthropology; B.A Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Israel 

SCHOLARSHIP 

Books 

Ben-Moshe, L., Chapman, C. and Carey, A. (eds.) (2014). Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the US and Canada. With a foreword by Angela Y. Davis. Palgrave McMillan Press (http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/disability-incarcerated-liat-benmoshe/?K=9781137404053

Ben-Moshe, L., Feldbaum, M., Cory, R. and Sagendorf, K. (eds.)(2005). Building Pedagogical Curb Cuts: Incorporating Disability in the University Classroom and Curriculum. Syracuse, NY: Graduate School, Syracuse University (distributed and sold by SU Press) 

Select Publications 

Ben-Moshe, L. and Meiners, E. (Fall 2014) Beyond Prisons, Mental Health Clinics: When Austerity Opens Cages, Where Do the Services Go? Public Eye (special topic: neoliberalism). Available at http://www.politicalresearch.org/2014/10/09/beyond-prisons-mental-health-clinics-when-austerity-opens-cages-where-do-the-services-go/# 

Ben-Moshe, L. (2013). Disabling Incarceration: Connecting Disability to Divergent Confinements in the USA. Critical Sociology 37 (7) 

Ben-Moshe, L. (2011). The Contested meaning of “Community” in Discourses of Deinstitutionalization and Community Living in the Field of Developmental Disability. Research in Social Science and Disability Vol. 6, Special issue on Disability and Community, 241-264 

Ben-Moshe, L. and Colligan, S. (eds.)(2007). The State of Disability in Israel/Palestine. Special issue of Disability Studies Quarterly 27 (4), with Introduction by the editors 

Ben-Moshe, L. and Powell, J. (2007) Sign of our times? Revisi(tin)g the International Symbol of Access. Disability & Society Vol. 22, Issue 5: 489- 506 

Ben-Moshe, L. (Spring 2006). Infusing Disability in the Curriculum: The Case of Saramago’s Blindness. Disability Studies Quarterly, 26 (2) 

Select Book Chapters

Ben-Moshe, L. and Stewart, J. (Forthcoming 2016) Disablement, Prison and Historical Segregation- 15 years later. In Malhotra, R. (ed.) Disability Politics in a Global Economy: Essays in Honor of Marta Russell. Routledge

Ben-Moshe, L. (2016). Movements at war? Disability and anti-occupation activism in Israel.In Block, P., Kasnitz, D., Pollard, N. and Nishida, A. (eds.) Occupying Disability: Identity, Community and Justice. Springer Publishing

Ben-Moshe, L., Gossett, C., Mitchell, N. and E.A Stanley (2015)Critical Theory, Queer Resistance, and the Ends of Capture. In Adelsberg, G.  and Guenther, L. (eds.) Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration. Fordham University Press

Chapman, C., Ben-Moshe, L. & Carey, A. C. (2014) Reconsidering confinement: Interlocking locations and logics of confinement.  In Ben-Moshe, L., Chapman, C. and Carey, A. (eds.) Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in US and Canada. Palgrave McMillan Press (http://www.palgrave.com/resources/sample-chapters/9781137404053_sample.pdf

Ben, Moshe, L. (2013) “The institution yet to come:” Analyzing incarceration through a disability lens. In Davis, L. J. (ed.) The Disability Studies Reader, Fourth Edition. Routledge 

Ben-Moshe, L., Hill, D., Nocella, A. J. II, and Templer, B. (2009). Dis-Abling Capitalism and an Anarchism of ‘Radical Equality’ in Resistance to Ideologies of Normalcy. In Amster, R., DeLeon, A., Fernandez, L., Nocella, A., Shannon, D. (eds.) Contemporary Anarchist Studies. Routledge Press. 

Ben-Moshe, L. (2005). Lame Idea: Disabling Language in the Classroom. In Ben-Moshe, L., Feldbaum, M., Cory, R. and Sagendorf, K. (eds.)Building Pedagogical Curb Cuts: Incorporating Disability in the University Classroom and Curriculum. Syracuse, NY: Graduate School, Syracuse University 

SELECT HONORS AND AWARDS 

President's Outstanding New Scholar Award, Western Social Science Association (2016)

Teaching Fellow, University of Toledo (2014-2016)

Publication subvention grant for the anthology “Disability Incarcerated”, University of Toledo (2013)

Outstanding Dissertation Award, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 2012 

Outstanding Teaching Award, Graduate School, Syracuse University, 2011 

University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) Exemplary Diversity Scholar Citation 2009-2010 

Francis Macmillan Parks Women of Influence Award recipient, 2004 

 SELECT OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: 

American Studies Association 

  • Co-founder of the Critical Disability Studies caucus (2014)

Society for Disability Studies

  • Elected Board member (2009-2013)
  • Co-chair of program committee (2011 conference) 

Society for the Study of Social Problems 

  • Co-Founder of the Disability division of SSSP
  • Chair of the accessibility committee (2007-2009) 

American Sociological Association 

  • Chair of the membership committee, Disability Section in formation (2008-2011)
  • Member of Disability; Crime, Law and Deviance and Teaching & Learning sections 

Co-Founder and member of the Israeli Disability Studies Network

Select Honors and Awards
  American Association of University Women’s American; Fellow, 2017 – 18. Received in support of scholarship for forthcoming book, Politics of (En)Closure, which focuses on movements to abolish prisons, psychiatric hospitals, and institutions for people with intellectual disabilities, 
  Western Social Science Association; President's Outstanding New Scholar Award, 2016
   The University of Toledo; Teaching Fellow, 2014 – 16,
  The University of Toledo; 2013. Publication subvention grant for the anthology “Disability Incarcerated”
  Syracuse University; Outstanding Dissertation Award, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 2012
  Syracuse University; Outstanding Teaching Award, Graduate School, 2013
  University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) Exemplary Diversity Scholar Citation, 2009-2010 
  Francis Macmillan Parks Women of Influence Award recipient, 2004  
Last Updated: 6/30/19