143: What Everyone Needs to Know About Disability and Academia with Liu Miao
This week our special guest is Liu Miao who discusses the topic of disability and academia.
Liu is a PhD student in human development and family sciences and is passionate about research on positive youth development, cross-cultural studies, immigrant youth, as well as fostering and adoption.
In this episode we discuss:
– How she got involved with content creation as a means of making knowledge accessible to the wider public
– Her experience as someone with a physical disability attending graduate school and experiencing issues of injustice and inaccessibility
– How the pandemic, Zoom education, and access to recorded lectures, in some cases has helped individuals with disabilities access education
-The value and assets that disabled students bring to the table in academic spaces
-And advice for disabled students who are or will be applying to graduate school
You can connect with Liu on Instagram by following @awordwithliumiao
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