Lindsey Patterson is an assistant professor of history at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois.
She received a Masters in Deaf Studies from Gallaudet University and a PhD in History from The Ohio State University. Her research interests on community identity, deaf women, and the disability rights movement has been published in the Journal of Women’s History and Journal of Social History.
She is completing Accessing Citizenship: The Origins of the Movement for Civil Rights and Accessibility, 1950-1973. She currently serves on the board of the Disability History Association.