An important area of activity of the International research unit Disability Studies is the development and running of individual research projects. The projects focus on the following research fields:

  • Norms, normality, normalisation, and disability
  • (Disabled) bodies, knowledge, and bio-power
  • Social policy and disability policies in Germany, the European Union and globally
  • Disability rights movements, disabled people’s organisations, and international comparisons of the political participation of disabled people
  • Intersectionality Studies, Diversity Studies, and Gender Studies with reference to disability
  • Disability history
  • Discursive and symbolic representations of disability in culture, science, arts, and the public sphere

We list specific iDiS research projects below. For information about further research and PhD projects at the Chair of Sociology and Politics of Rehabilitation, Disability Studies see our German website.