A Wish for Authentic Disability Representation in the Mass Media
Thompson Policy Institute
Department of Political Science at Wilkinson College
Beth Haller, Ph.D. is one of the first mass communication scholars to study the representation of disability in mass media. Haller is the author of 2010’s Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media and the editor of 2015’s Byline of Hope: Collected Newspaper and Magazine Writing of Helen Keller. She is the former co-editor of the Society for Disability Studies’ scholarly journal, Disability Studies Quarterly. She has been researching news and entertainment media images of disability since 1991. Chapman University welcomes this extraordinary woman.