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ABOUT SIMI LINTON
Simi Linton is an author, filmmaker, and arts consultant. Her organization, Disability/Arts Consultancy serves cultural institutions throughout New York City. Linton was a founder and Co-Director of Disability/Arts/NYC [DANT] from 2016-2019. Her writings include Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity, My Body Politic, and “Cultural Territories of Disability” published by Dance/NYC. She is the subject of the documentary Invitation to Dance (Christian von Tippelskirch and Simi Linton). Linton holds a Ph.D. in psychology from New York University and was on faculty at CUNY from 1985-1998. She received the 2015 Barnard College Medal of Distinction, an honorary Doctor of Arts from Middlebury College (2016), and was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2015 to NYC’s Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission and to the She Built NYC Committee.
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