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Aimi Hamraie

Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society

Aimi Hamraie (they/them) is Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, & Society and American Studies at Vanderbilt University, and director of the Critical Design Lab. Trained as a feminist scholar, Hamraie’s interdisciplinary research spans critical disability studies, science and technology studies, critical design and urbanism, critical race theory, and the environmental humanities. They are author of Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability (University of Minnesota Press, 2017) and host of the Contra* podcast on disability and design. With Kelly Fritsch, Mara Mills, and David Serlin, Hamraie co-edited a special issue of Catalyst: feminism theory technoscience on “Crip Technoscience.” Hamraie’s research is funded by the Social Science Research Council, the Smithsonian Institution, the Mellon Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Arts, and the National Humanities Alliance. They are quoted by the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher EducationNational Public Radio, the History Channel, the Huffington PostArt News, and others.