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2023 TRLN Annual Meeting

Monday, July 17 @ 10:00 am Tuesday, July 18 @ 4:00 pm

The 2023 Annual Meeting will be on July 17 and 18. Our featured speakers will be virtual, but we are exploring more in-person opportunities for this year’s event. More information about how to register and the schedule will be added as we get closer to the event.

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Call for Proposals

TRLN is now inviting proposals for workshops, presentations, and lightning talks. Submit a proposal at (link to form will open in a new tab). The deadline to submit a proposal is June 2, 2023.

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Featured Speakers

Dr. Sara M. Acevedo

Dr. Sara María Acevedo is an Autistic Colombian-born scholar-activist and critical educator. Her research is committed to anti-colonial, anti-racist, and anti-ableist praxis, and is informed by transnational feminism, the study of subjugated knowledges, and posthumanism, among others. She is an Assistant Professor of disability studies at Miami University, where she advances Disability Justice in the classroom and across campus. Her work as an educator blends critical pedagogy, research, and activism, building on the knowledge of historically marginalized communities. Sara has received numerous recognitions for her community-based work and transnational contributions to the Neurodiversity Movement. She is currently leading a research project on neurodivergent culture, activism, and autonomous forms of governance funded by the Ford Foundation’s Disability Rights Program. 

Sara will be starting a Distinguished Visiting Scholar position at the University of Buffalo in the Fall semester of 2023, where she will share her critical disability studies expertise with the UB community along a cohort of talented scholars, artists, and community practitioners working to create more sustainable, fair, and socially just futures for all.

Sara served a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Society for Disability Studies; her leadership was instrumental in developing the organization’s fifteen guiding principles. She serves on the Editorial Boards of Disability and the Global South and Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture. 

Emily J.M. Knox, PhD, MSLIS

Emily is an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include information access and intellectual freedom and censorship. She is a member of the Mapping Information Access research team.

Her most recent book Foundations of Intellectual Freedom (ALA Neal-Schuman) won the 2023 Eli M. Oboler Prize for best published work in the area of intellectual freedom. Her previous book, Book Banning in 21st Century America (Rowman & Littlefield) is the first monograph in the Beta Phi Mu Scholars’ Series. Emily’s articles have been published in the Library QuarterlyLibrary and Information Science Research, and the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy.

Emily serves on the board of the National Coalition Against Censorship. She is also editor of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy.

Emily received her PhD from the doctoral program at the Rutgers University School of Communication & Information.