NCA Disability Caucus: 
2000 Research Papers

Session Title: DISABILITY AND COMMUNITY: ENGAGING RELATIONSHIPS
 

"Disabling Memories: Transmitting and Transcending Trauma Through Families." Sherry Perlmutter Bowen, Villanova
"Redefining 'Disabled' in ASL Performance." Heidi M. Rose, Villanova
"Disability as Other(s): Moments and Movements Between Friends." Joy M. Cypher, West Chester Univ
"Beyond Ability: Wholeness in the Hands-On Healing Relationship." Paula Michal-Johnson, Villanova

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Session Title: TEACHING DISABILITY/TEACHING COMMUNICATION

"Helping Persons with Disabilities Engage the Basic Communication Course." David Worley, ISU "Engaging the Story: A Narrative Approach to Teaching Communication Processes and Disability." Paula Michal-Johnson, Villanova
"Turning the Earth: Teaching Disability/Teaching Communication." James Ferris, Wisconsin-Madison
"Spins on Spines: Generative Autobiographical Performance and Disability." C. Turner Steckline, Univ of Louisiana, Monroe

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Session Title: NEW PICTURES: REDEFINING LABELS AND CREATING NEW VISIONS TO IMPROVE INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

"Marginalization, Misunderstanding, and Misattribution: A Model of Interpersonal Communication and Control." Hilary R. Altman, Northwestern Univ
"The Experience of Self-Determination: Changing the Current Model of Interpersonal Communication Through Advocacy, Leadership, and Overcoming Adversity." Judy Panko Reis, Rehab Institute of Chicago
"Beyond the Twelfth Grade: Envisoning New Futures for High School Graduates with Disabilities." Kay Branz, Center for Independent Futures
"Using Mass Media, Performance, and Interpersonal Communication to Change Attitudes and Raise Awareness of Disability Issues." Ginger Lane, Access Living

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Session Title: THE ENGAGED DISABILITY RESEARCHER CONSIDERS DISABILITY:
OURS AND THEIRS

"Conducting Research with Reasonable and Practical Accomodations." J Webster Smith, Ohio Univ
"Emic and Etic Research Concerns: Does Inspiration Contribute to Contamination When Conducting Disability Research?." Kelly P. Herold, Winona State Univ
"Becoming an Advocate for a Disability Community: One Woman's Journey." Joan R. London, UMCP
"How Did We Get Here, and Where Are We Going? A Personal and Professional Focus on How a Researcher Becomes Interested in Disability Research and Where We Think Disability Research is Headed in the Future." David Worley, Indiana State Univ
"Researcher and Subject of Research: How One's Expertise can Impede Insight." Michael Peters, Arizona
"Ambivalence in Our Research Roles." Miho Iwakuma, Univ of Oklahoma
"The Disability Researcher Hokey-Pokey: Putting the Self In, Taking the Self Out." Myra Shoub Nelson, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ

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Session Title: SUPERCRIP AT THE SUPER BOWL: THE COMPLEX CASE OF CHRISTOPHER REEVE

“Cure Commodified: Ableism, Messianic Medicine, and Nuveen's Christopher Reeve Commercial." James L. Cherney, Indiana Univ, Bloomington
"Super-Impact: Christopher Reeve and Attitudes Toward the Disabled." Susan A. Fox, Frank N. Magid & Associates, New York
"The Most Famous Disabled Person in the World: Helen Keller vs. Christopher Reeve." James Ferris, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison
“Preface to an Advertisement: The Development of the 'Supercrip' Persona of Christopher Reeve in Print Media." Beth Haller, Towson Univ

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Session Title: MESSAGES AND IMAGES: DISABILITY AS SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION

"Eroticizing Disability: The Collision of Sex and Cyborgs in Cronenberg's 'Crash.'" James L. Cherney, Indiana Univ, Bloomington
"Re/Coverage: Television News, Illness, and Memory." Andrea T. Wagner, Univ of Pennsylvania
"Seeing Should Not Be Believing: Or Should It?." Deborah K. London, Ohio Univ
"Historical, Mediated, and Interpersonal Constructions of Disability." Stephanie Coopman, San Jose State Univ

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Session Title: COMMUNICATIVE INTERACTIONS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

"Languaging Disability In and Through Relationships." Laura L. Ellingson, Univ of South Florida, Melissa J. Frame, Univ  of South Florida
* "Reconceptualizing Supportive Interactions: How Persons with Disabilities Communicatively Manage Assistance." Dawn O. Braithwaite, Univ of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nancy J. Eckstein, Univ of Nebraska, Lincoln
"Protecting the Public's Privacy by Mediating Disclosures About Disabilities." Mary Anne Higgins, Kent State Univ
"The Wheelchair Barrier: A Methodological Assessment and Pilot Study of Proxemic Distances Between Wheelchair Users and Non-Wheelchair Users." Jeffrey A. Hall, Wake Forest Univ; Daniel Cochece Davis, Marist College

*Top Paper

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Session Title: METHODOLOGICAL VARIETY IN DISABILITY STUDIES RESEARCH

“Many Faces of the Deaf: Shifting Understandings of Communication Technologies and Techniques,” Mark Borchert, Christopher Newport University
“Visual Voice: Writing American Sign Language,” Leigh Berger, Univ. of South Florida
“Disabled Feminist or Feminism Disabled?” Amy Jester, Univ of Minnesota
 
 
 
 

 
 

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