‘Affronts to the healthy eye.’ On negotiating how people with disabilities should be regarded by Anaïs Van Ertvelde (Leiden University)


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/).