University of Manitoba

U of M - St. Paul's College - Arthur V. Mauro Centre For Peace and Justice - Deborah Stienstra

Deborah Stienstra

Professor, Disability Studies

Address: 128A Education Building, University of Manitoba
  Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Phone:  204.474.9971
Fax:   204.474.6676

Dr. Deborah Stienstra is Professor in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba. She served as Director of the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Disability Studies from 2003-2006. She is co-editor of Making Equality: History of Advocacy and Persons with Disabilities in Canada and the lead author of Women with Disabilities: Accessing Trade. She led a four-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded team on information technologies and people with disabilities called Dis-IT (Disability and Information Technologies) Research Alliance. She leads, with Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov, a Canadian Institutes for Health Research funded team on Vulnerable Persons and End of Life Care (VP-NET) New Emerging Team. Dr. Stienstra held the Royal Bank Research Chair in Disability Studies from 2000-2003 at the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies, where she led projects on access to primary care, the transition from post-secondary education to work for students with disabilities, the connections between race or ethnicity and disability, and literacy and disability. She has also published books and articles on women’s movements and international organizations, gender and Canadian foreign policy, the internet and women’s organizing, and prostitution.

Areas of Specialization:
Disability Policy; gender and disability; globalization; disability and peace

Recent Publications:
Stienstra, D., Watzke, J, & Birch, G. (2007). A three-way dance: The global public good and accessibility in information technologies. The Information Society 23(3), 149-58.

Annable, G., Goggin, G., & Stienstra, D. (Guest Eds.). (2007). Accessibility, disability and inclusion in information technologies: Introduction [Special Issue]. The Information Society 23 (3),145-7.
Stienstra, D., & Chochinov, H.M. (2006, Autumn). Vulnerability, disability and palliative end of life care. Journal of Palliative Care, 22 (3), 166-74.

Chochinov, H.M., & Stienstra, D. (2006, Autumn). Disability, vulnerability and palliative Care [guest editorial]. Journal of Palliative Care 22 (3), 149-50.

Stienstra, D. & Wiebe, R. (2006, Summer). Finding our way home: Home and end of life transitions for people with disabilities. Canadian Journal of Urban Research/Revue canadienne de recherche urbaine 15 (1): 19-35.






Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice
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