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Kathleen R. Bogart Ph.D.


Kathleen Bogart, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Oregon State University. She earned her Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from Tufts University in 2012. As a person with a disability, she is passionate about researching, educating, and writing about ableism, or disability prejudice. Her research focuses on the psychosocial implications of living with disability, rare disorders, or facial differences such as Moebius syndrome. An advocate for people with disabilities, she has served on the American Psychological Association Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology, the Rehabilitation Psychology editorial board, and the Moebius Syndrome Foundation Scientific Advisory Board.

Her work has been featured in The Atlantic, New York Times, Time, Science Magazine, and the Financial Times. In 2019, she co-edited the Journal of Social Issues special issue on Ableism. Dr. Bogart presents internationally to academic, general, and stakeholder audiences about disability awareness, disability as diversity, and facial paralysis. She is available for speaking, consulting, and expert testimony opportunities. Visit her lab website to learn more about her research:

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