Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University

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September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Animal Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Social Work, Sociology

The School of Disability Studies in the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University invites applications for the Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Disability Studies. With a gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, this fellowship was established to further the scholarly contributions of disabled women. It is intended for a disabled woman1 who has completed doctoral studies within the past five (5) years in any discipline that advances scholarship related to Disability Studies. 


Based in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson, the incumbent will be expected to:

  • enhance and expand the scholarship of the School as a site for disability/Deaf/Mad studies 
  • design and implement a relevant program of research and publication
  • seek opportunities for collaborative research and publication
  • deliver an annual public lecture on their research
  • engage with and contribute to the collegial life in and around the School
  • write interim and final reports on fellowship achievements

This opportunity is for a two-year term beginning September 2020. Application deadline is March 1st, 2020.

Open to scholars who self-identify as women, trans, gender fluid, non binary or two-spirited.


The candidate will have completed a PhD (i.e. final draft submitted) or expect to do so by September 2020, and is expected to establish a regular presence that facilitates full participation in the academic and cultural life of the School of Disability Studies. 

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to all activities related to the Fellowship.

How to apply

Please email your application to Esther Ignagni at Applications should be submitted in screen readable PDF and word formats. In the subject line please indicate: Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Disability Studies

Applications must include the following:

  • A letter of application that describes the focus of your work including an articulation of how you are situated in relation to Disability Studies;
  • Outline for a two-year program of activity that will advance Disability Studies scholarship
  • A curriculum vitae in OCGS format 
  • 2 recent publications and/or creative product relevant to the application
  • Names of 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

Please send any inquiries about the award via email to: 

Dr. Esther Ignagni
Director and Associate Professor
School of Disability Studies
Ryerson University


Contact Info: 

Eliza Chandler, Assistant Professor, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University

Esther Ignagni, Associate Professor, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University