Kathleen Bogart, PhD

Speaking at Corvallis Science Pub

Dr. Bogart is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Disability and Social Interaction Lab at Oregon State University. She is a social/health psychologist specializing in disability, ableism, and rare disorders such as facial paralysis. Dr. Bogart was awarded the first annual Social Personality and Health Network Diversity in Research Award and was named the 2022 OSU Honors College Eminent Mentor. An advocate for people with rare disorders and disabilities, she serves on several boards including the American Psychological Association Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology and the Moebius Syndrome Foundation Scientific Advisory Board. Passionate about disability community building, she is the co-founder of the Disability Advocacy and Research Network (DARN!) for social and personality psychologists who have and/or specialize in disability, and she is the faculty advisor for OSU's Disabled Students Union.

In 2019, she co-edited the Journal of Social Issues special issue on Ableism. She is an Associate Editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review and Rehabilitation Psychology. Her work has been featured in The AtlanticNew York TimesTimeThe Conversation, Financial Times, and Inside Higher Ed. Dr. Bogart presents to and consults with international academic, general, and stakeholder audiences about disability awareness, disability as diversity, and facial paralysis, and she blogs about these topics for Psychology Today