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Dr Stefan Sunandan Honisch

Postdoctoral Fellow

Theatre and Film

Faculty of Arts

My postdoctoral research about the Deafblind writer, activist, and educator Helen Keller focuses on her writings about music, drawing on archival materials available online through the American Foundation for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind, as well as other repositories. This research engages questions about representation and accessibility for disabled researchers, teachers, and students. I am interested in two Modes of Engagement in particular: "Pedagogical initiatives" and "Integration with the Arts."

Stefan Sunandan Honisch is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Theatre and Film, at the University of British Columbia. His postdoctoral research explores the relationship between aesthetics and politics in Helen Keller’s musical life, documented in Keller’s own writings, and in contemporaneous newspaper, magazines, photographs, and films. Honisch has published in such journals as Music Theory Online, Journal of Inclusive Education, Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, and Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies. In addition, Honisch has contributed book and recording reviews to Journal of
Musicological Research and Nineteenth-Century Music Review, chapters to The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies, The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Body, and Transnational Horror Cinema: Bodies of Excess and the Global Grotesque (Palgrave Macmillan), and has a chapter forthcoming in Defining the Boundaries of Disability: Critical Perspectives (Routledge). Honisch serves on the Review Board of Journal of Teaching Disability Studies and on the Editorial Board of Public Disability History.