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Nancy Hansen


Director of Indigenous Strategy

Dr. Nancy Hansen is director of the interdisciplinary master’s program in disability studies. Her University of Glasgow PhD thesis examined the impact of education and social policy on the employment experiences of women with physical disabilities and her post-doctoral research examined the access of women with disabilities to primary health care. Dr. Hansen’s research interests include disability history (eugenics and bioethics), geography of disability, disabled women’s issues, disabled people’s access to primary health care and disability and the media.


Oldfield, Margaret, and Nancy Hansen. 2020. “Power, Agency, Aging, and Cognitive Impairment: The Stories of Two Women.” In The Aging–Disability Nexus, edited by Katie Aubrecht, Christine Kelly, and Carla Rice, 130–44. UBC Press.,

Hanes, Roy, Ivan Brown, and Nancy E. Hansen. 2017. The Routledge History of Disability. Routledge.,

Hansen, Nancy   E. 2012. “The Question of Access: Disability, Space, Meaning.” Disability & Society 27 (4): 588–90.

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