Historian and Disability Studies scholar Kim Nielsen is Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Toledo where she teaches courses on disability history, activism, gender, eugenics, and law. Nielsen is author of the widely used A Disability History of the United States, multiple other books and articles, and co-editor of the award winning Oxford Handbook of Disability History. Her most recent book, Money, Marriage, and Madness: The Life of Anna Ott, analyzes a Madison physician incarcerated for two decades at the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane in the mid-19th century. In addition, Nielsen has received two Fulbright appointments, numerous scholarly prizes, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
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