Eliza Chandler

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Assistant Professor Founder, Tangled Art + Disability Member, Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists Faculty of Community Services School of Disability Studies Toronto, Ontario eliza.chandler@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6128

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Eliza Chandler is an assistant professor in the School of Disability Studies, wherein she teaches courses on disability arts and culture, cultural representations of disability, leadership and community building, and intersectional activist movements. Earning her PhD from the Social Justice and E...

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Bio/Research

Eliza Chandler is an assistant professor in the School of Disability Studies, wherein she teaches courses on disability arts and culture, cultural representations of disability, leadership and community building, and intersectional activist movements. Earning her PhD from the Social Justice and Education department at the University of Toronto in 2014, Chandler was dually appointed as the artistic director at Tangled Art + Disability, an organization in Toronto dedicated to the cultivation of disability arts, and the postdoctoral research fellow in Ryerson University’s School of Disability Studies from 2014-2016. During this time, she was the also the founding artistic director of Tangled Art Gallery, Canada’s first art gallery dedicated to showcasing disability art and advancing accessible curatorial practice. Chandler is also the co-director of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded partnership project, Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life, a seven-year research project that interrogates the close relationship between activist art and the achievement of social justice. Chandler sits on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Arts Council and is a practicing disability artist and curator. She regularly give lectures, interviews, and consultations related to disability arts, accessible curatorial practices, and disability politics in Canada.

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