Autoethnographies of Educators Learning and Teaching With/In [Dis]ability
Edited By Philip Smith
My friend, colleague, collaborator, and co-conspirator, Dr. Jackie McGinnis, gave me the time and space to write over a long hot summer. Her work mattered a lot—and I know it wasn’t easy (oh, how I know). I think I still owe her a martini. Or eight. I know she’ll go to heaven. I’m headed the other way. Liz McCall had the idea for this book, and propelled me into making it happen. Scot Danforth and Susan Gabel gently and ably urged me on with their wonderful editing and leadership skills. The folks at Peter Lang have been SO patient with me. Ibby Grace reminded me what was important. My gratitude is large. Liat Ben-Moshe said some extraordinary things at just the right time. Her writing and thinking have informed mine in powerful ways, and will for a long time. Folks think students hang out with teachers to learn from them. Wrong: teachers hang out with students to learn from them. Casey Harhold, Lori Harvard, Michael Peacock, and Christie Routel have taught me much over the course of years. Jessica Bradley, Kevin Dorn, Billy Milburn, Sarah Radu, and Ruth Salles are others that have taught me things in the last year or two that I needed to know (and didn’t always know that I needed to know). Ruth Salles is also a great artist. What a cover! What a gift! Corinne Glesne started me on this journey 15 years ago. I’ve spent my life since then paying it forward, learning...
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