Thinking Together, With, and Through Disability Studies, Neurodiversity, Feminism, and Intersectionality

Author: strand.12

Lauren Rose Strand holds an M.A. in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) with a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Disability Studies from The Ohio State University (OSU). I’m currently an academic advisor for the WGSS Department and am a doctoral candidate at OSU. My research is at the intersections of feminist disability studies, STEM research, and student development and transition theories. My current research project examines intersectional identities of students with disabilities in STEM fields, including the interplay between type(s) of disability(ies), gender identity/expression, socioeconomic background, race, and veteran status. Such research is needed in order to better understand the unique experiences and multifaceted identities of students with disabilities. The goal of this work is to communicate with educators, program developers, and administrators to ensure the full inclusion of students with disabilities in STEM fields of study and employment.