AERA Disability Studies in Education Special Interest Group

Outstanding Dissertation Awardees


Past Award Recipients

  • 2023 Recipients: Christopher Hall; Lilly Padia (Honorable Mention)
  • 2022 Recipients: Nickie Coomer and Rae Leeper
  • 2021 Recipients: Nicole Eilers, Katherine Newhouse, and Katie Diana Roquemore
  • 2020 Recipient: Amanda Miller
  • 2019 Recipients: Mercedes Cannon and Yosung Song
  • 2018 Recipients: Margaret Beneke and Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi
  • 2017 Recipients: David I. Hernández-Saca and Casey Woodfield 
  • 2016 Recipient: Dottie Bossman 
  • 2015 Recipients: Laurie G. Kahn and Sarah Schlessinger 
  • 2014 Recipient: Danielle Cowley
  • 2013 Recipient: Kathleen Sitter
  • 2012 Recipient: Anjali Forber-Pratt
  • 2011 Recipient:   Heeral Mehta
  • 2010 Recipients: Erin McCloskey and Emily Nusbaum
  • 2009 Recipient:   Christine Ashby 
  • 2008 Recipients: Diamonie Mitchell
  • 2007 Recipients: Sue Snellgrove and Kathryn Young
  • 2006 Recipient: David Connor


DSE SIG Travel Support 

Dear Graduate Student Members of the DSE SIG,
We want to support you in presenting your DSE-related work at AERA. To this end, each year we dedicate a portion of our SIG monies to funding Graduate Student Travel awards. The amount of the award will be based on the funds available for the SIG. These stipends are unavoidably modest, but we hope they may help to defray some of your cost in presenting at AERA.  Information for AERA 2020 Travel grant will be posted here in the coming months. 

Travel support decisions will be made by the DSE SIG Executive Committee based on the following criteria:

  • The applicant is a member of the DSE SIG
  • The applicant is a current graduate student
  • Student submits a travel support application (single Word document) that includes:
    • Applicant's name, institutional affiliation, and preferred mailing address
    • An abstract of work related to DSE that has been accepted to the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting, and area of acceptance (SIG, Division, etc.)
    • A statement of need
    • A statement outlining how the applicant will disseminate “lesson learned” at AERA at his/her respective university.
    • A statement of status in graduate program (advanced students will be given priority consideration over newer students)
    • A brief letter of support from advisor/chair
  • Deadline for applications will be announced as we get closer to the annual AERA meeting in 2020.