Sandy Sufian is a historian of medicine and disability at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is holds joint appointments in the Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine (Health Humanities) and in the Department of Disability and Human Development in the College of Applied Health Sciences.
Her most recent book is Familial Fitness: Disability, Adoption, and Family in Modern America, a history of the adoption of children with disabilities in the US during the twentieth century.
“Meticulously researched and powerfully argued, Familial Fitness transforms eighty years of disjointed policies into a compelling narrative demonstrating the centrality of disability to ideas about children’s worth and adoptability and to the construction of American families. Anyone interested in family policy, social work, disability, or adoption will want to read this book. A stunning achievement.
~ Molly Ladd-Taylor, York UniversityExplore the Book