Disability Studies in Art Education (DSAE)

Established 2017

Purpose / Mission Statement: To provide a network for art educators to share their interests in the interdisciplinary field of disability studies as it pertains to the field of art education; to encourage cross-cultural and interdisciplinary research and professional relationships to promote theory and practice that respects disabled peoples as cultural groups; to engage research and teaching interests within NAEA that embrace the critical, interdisciplinary field of disability studies.

Download the DSAE Interest Group bylaws here.

Become a Member of DSAE

Members are currently charged $5.00 per year. Students are free. Click here to join.

DSAE Award

The DSAE award recognizes an outstanding masters or doctoral thesis in art education with a focus on disability studies. Find details here.

International DSAE Conference

The biannually organized International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts & Education (DSAE) conference brings together researchers and students, as well as members of the disability community who share an interest in, or whose work and/or life addresses, the intersections and interplay between critical disability studies, arts, and education. Learn more here.


DSAE Chair: J.T. Eisenhauer Richardson
DSAE Chair Elect: Kelly Gross
Secretary: Alexandra Allen
Previous chairs: Alice Wexler, John Derby, Mira Kallio-Tavin
Delegate Representative: Min Gu
Treasurer: Jeremy Johnson

J.T. Eisenhauer Richardson

DSAE Chair (2021-2023)

2024 NAEA National Convention

Save the dates for the 2024 NAEA National Convention taking place April 4-6, in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

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