Stephen Meyers (he/him)

Director, Center for Global Studies; Associate Professor, LSJ/International Studies
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Tuesdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm


Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 2014
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Stephen Meyers is an Associate Professor in Law, Societies & Justice; and International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is also core faculty in the Disability Studies Program and adjunct faculty in the Law School. Currently, Meyers is the Director of the Center for Global Studies and the Chair of the MA in International Studies program in the Henry M Jackson School of International Studies at the UW. In 2019, Meyers co-founded with Megan McCloskey the Disability Inclusive Development Initiative in the International Policy Institute at the Jackson School. The DIDI involves graduate and undergraduate students in applied research projects that advance disability human rights and disability inclusive international development. Meyers is the author of Civilizing Disability Society: The CRPD socializing grassroots disabled persons organizations in Nicaragua (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in journals including Qualitative Sociology, Current History, Disability & Society, Disability Studies Quarterly, and Research in Social Science and Disability. He is also the co-author with Megan McCloskey of UNFPA’s Young Persons with Disabilities: Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (2018) and UNESCO’s Violence and Bullying in Educational Settings: The experiences of young people and children with disabilities (2021). Currently, Meyers has two new books under contract. What is Global Disability Studies?, a monograph co-authored with Shixin Huang that will be forthcoming from the University of California Press, and Hierarchies of Disability Human Rights, an edited volume co-edited with Megan McCloskey and Gabor Petri that will be forthcoming from Routledge. Meyers holds a Ph.D in Sociology for the University of California, San Diego and Master degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Harvard University.


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