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Joseph Stramondo

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B.A. Philosophy, Trinity College, Hartford CT, 2004

M.A. Public Policy, Trinity College, Hartford CT, 2007

My research is focused on how social and political forces shape the institutions and practices of bio-medicine. I am particularly interested in how forms of discrimination or oppression can operate in this way. Racism, classism, sexism, hetero-sexism, and ableism all do this in ways that are sometimes similar and sometimes not. Thus far, I have spent most of my time rethinking disability and trying to figure out how our (sometimes flawed) attitudes and beliefs about it have structured bio-medicine in the U.S. Some specific topics that I have tried to think critically about are: genetic screening, human enhancement, personhood, long term care, growth attenuation, healthcare rationing, and organ transplantation.

Outside of the academy, I have been very engaged in the disability rights movement, taking leadership roles in organizations like ADAPT, the State Independent Living Council, and Little People of America.


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