Class of 2022

Sara M. Acevedo Espinal

Miami University

We are proud to induct Sara María Acevedo Espinal into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

Dr. Sara María Acevedo is multiply-disabled scholar-activist and critical educator born and raised in Colombia. She is an Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at Miami University where she leads the advancement of Disability Justice praxis through her teaching and mentoring, research, and community engagement. Sara served a three-year term with the Board of Directors of the Society for Disability Studies and led the creation of the organization’s 15 principles. She is currently conducting a research project on neurodivergent culture and autonomous forms of governance with a grant from the Ford Foundation’s Disability Rights Program.