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.

Learn more about DSAE 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 Award

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

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 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)

2023 NAEA National Convention

Save the Date for the 2023 NAEA National Convention in San Antonio, Texas!

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