University of Wisconsin - Green Bay


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Kim Nielsen

Kim Nielsen

Spring 2012

"Society for Disability Studies Conference"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2009

"A Disability History of the United States"

Grant in Aid of Research

Final Report: "With the generosity of a Research Council Grants in Aid of Research Award, I received $300 to assist in preliminary research for my book A Disability History of the United States. Because of a family member’s major illness I was not able to attend the Organization of American Historians meeting in April and consult with archivists. Instead, I used the $300 to assist in attending the June 2010 meeting of the Society for Disability Studies and met with archivists from the Smithsonian, Gallaudet, and UC-Berkeley attending the conference. While on the East Coast I also traveled to Boston to meet with my editor, Johanna Green, of Beacon Press and spent research time in the Massachusetts Historical Society. This continued work on A Disability History of the United States was very helpful in pushing the project along. I was able to identify specific collections in the Smithsonian that would prove rich, and examined the finding guides closely. I established a relationship with the Gallaudet archivist that enabled me to receive materials via mail, rather than having to visit and spend time at Gallaudet in person (a much more expensive endeavor).


Spring 2009

"Anne Sullivan Macy and the Act of Passing"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2008

"My Body, My Epistemology"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2005

"The Woman in the Teacher: A Biography of Anne Sullivan Macy"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2004

"Was Helen Keller Deaf?"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2004

Faculty Lecture Series Presenter


Fall 2003

"Research on Anne Sullivan Macy"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2002

"The Radical Lives of Helen Keller"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2000

"Helen Keller and the Validation of People with Disabilities through Work"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2000

"Research and obtaining materials from the Perkins Institute for the Blind"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2000

Faculty Lecture Series Presenter


Spring 1999

"Collect data from Helen Keller Archival Collection related to persons with Disabilities"

Grant in Aid of Research