Founders Awards for Excellence

2009 Faculty Award for
Excellence in Scholarship

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Kim Nielsen

Kim Nielsen 2009 Recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in ScholarshipProfessor, Social Change and Development

Kim Nielson’s award recognizes her prolific output as a respected scholar and award-winning author. She has gained attention for her books examining the lives of Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy, and topics related to women, feminism and activism. Reviewers of her books have described her scholarship as “stunning,” “fascinating and beautifully crafted” and filled with “extensive research and sophisticated analysis.”

Colleagues note that Nielson’s work has been influential in the emerging field of the history of disabilities. Said one colleague, “the movement for disability rights in the last decade has energized activists hungry for their history, and Kim’s is a leading voice in this new history.”

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