Stephen Meyers

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Stephen Meyers, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law, Societies, and Justice and at the Jackson School of International Studies. Professor Meyers is also Core Faculty in the Disability Studies Program. His research focuses on associations of persons with disabilities working at the local level and their interactions with international organizations promoting the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was passed in 2006. His new book Civilizing Disability Society: The UN Disability Convention socializing grassroots disabled persons organization in Nicaragua will be published by Cambridge University Press in fall, 2019. He also, with Megan McCloskey, recently coauthored Young Persons with Disabilities: Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (2018) for the UN Population Fund. He has also published in diverse academic journals, including Laws; Qualitative Sociology; Disability Studies Quarterly; International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society; and Research in Social Science and Disability. Professionally, he has worked and consulted for numerous UN agencies and International NGOs, including the International Labour Organization, UN Population Fund, HelpAge International, and World Enabled.


Education

  • University of California, San Diego, PhD in Sociology, 2014
  • University of Massachusetts, MA in Political Science, 2007
  • Harvard University, Master's of Theological Studies in Ethics, 2002
  • Loyola University, BA in English, cum laude, 1998

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