I don’t know if I’ve said this here, but I am tenured. I am also going to be promoted to Associate Professor at the beginning of the Fall semester. This is huge, and I am very, very grateful. It’s also produced a whole different feeling in my scholarship. I want to continue to do research, but I can really do whatever calls to me.
In the process of developing “Claiming our Space” I have discovered disabilities studies. This Spring I have been plowing my way through various reading lists. Again and again I have identified with the writers and said “this explains me to me!” I have found a home for my scholarship for this next phase of my scholarly career.
A shout out to the School of Professional Studies at CUNY. They have created an MA in Disabilities Studies.
At least for a moment I feel that I already have an MA (in history). I don’t feel the need for another one. As long as my reading continues to move forward without help, I am holding out for the PhD program. I hear that they are thinking about starting one. That I will do when it becomes available. I have found my home.