Anaïs Van Ertvelde holds an Ma in history (UGent) and an Ma in gender studies (UUtrecht). Her research interests lie where bodies and social movements intersect. She is currently a PhD student at Leiden University’s Institute of History where she looks into how during the 1970s and 1980s disability became a concern for governments and social movements alike and how the concept can be understood in a bipolar world. Her research is part of the broader project Rethinking Disability. The Global Impact of the International Year of Disabled People in Historical Perspective (http://rethinkingdisability.net/).