Litany Esguerra, Visiting Academic Advisor

Litany Esguerra

Visiting Academic Advisor, Disability and Human Development

Office Phone

(312) 413-1647

Office

1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 251A DHSP

Mail Code

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About

Litany currently serves as the Academic Advisor for the 'Model Comprehensive Transition and Post-Secondary Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities' (TPSID) grant, which funds the UIC Co-Operative Career Experience Certificate program (2020-2025).

She has prior experience working with the National Disability Rights Network and the Obama Foundation in Washington, D.C. and internationally with the NGO, the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamkhed, India on rural community-based primary healthcare. Her master's dissertation focuses on the role of assistive technology and intersectionality with how women with impairments view disability and their identity. Her ongoing research interests also include disability and technology, posthumanism, WHO's International Classification of Functioning model, amputees and prosthetics ("developing world prosthetics"), health sociology, and participatory and emancipatory research methods.

Education

M.A., Disability Studies, University of Leeds, 2020
B.S., Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018