The University of Michigan Press and Department of English Language and Literature have established The Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities, which includes a $5,000 award for best book-length manuscript on a topic of pressing urgency to disability studies in the humanities.

As a long-term faculty member at U-M, prolific author and pioneering theorist, the late Tobin Siebers influenced disability studies in field-shifting ways since the publication of his prize-winning essay “My Withered Limb” in 1998.

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