Mehgan Sidhu

Mehgan Sidhu, JD, MSW

  • Student, PhD in Social Welfare

Cohort: 2020-2021

Advisor: Dr. Irene Wong

Research Interests

Disability rights and disability justice

Intersectionality theory in law and social policy

History of disability and social welfare

Social movements

Community inclusion of people with disabilities

Alternative approaches to conflict

Mehgan Sidhu is a PhD student at the School of Social Policy & Practice. Mehgan has a BA from Kenyon College, MA in International Service from Roehampton University in London, England, and JD and MSW degrees from the University of Maryland. Previously, Mehgan practiced as an attorney in civil rights and disability rights law. She has served as General Counsel of the National Federation of the Blind, a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and an associate attorney at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP.

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