The social meaning of disability discrimination. A comparative study of Sweden and the US

Primary investigator: Marie Sépulchre

Funding: This post-doc research project is funded by the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff).

Duration: January 2020 – December 2022

Project description: This study draws on vignette interviews with various actors concerned with anti-discrimination legislation (such as lawyers, judges, city-planners, discrimination ombudspersons, activists etc.) to explore how disability discrimination is understood in practice and how these actors define situations of discrimination when it comes to disability. Adopting a comparative perspective, this research contrasts the understanding of disability discrimination in two countries that have adopted very different civil and social rights frameworks: Sweden and the US.