Teaching Eugenics in a Disability Studies Class

Corinne Doria


I integrate the history of eugenics as part of a Disability Studies class at the Institut d’Études Politiques of Paris. This course is intended to introduce students to the theoretical and methodological approaches to the expanding interdisciplinary field of Disability Studies. Its sessions focus on conceptual models used in studying disability, the history of legislative and social policy for impaired persons, the representation of disability in literature, the arts, and new media. This is a class that addresses 3rd-year