Mehgan Sidhu

Mehgan Sidhu, JD, MSW

  • Student, PhD in Social Welfare
  • Research Interests

    Disability rights and disability justice

    Intersectionality theory in law and social policy

    Sociolegal studies

    History of social welfare

    Social movements

    Mehgan Sidhu is a second-year PhD in Social Welfare student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice. Her research interests involve disability and intersectionality theory in law and social policy, disability rights and disability justice social movements, and socio-legal studies. In addition, she is working on a study concerning ableism in the social work field. Previously, Mehgan practiced civil and disability rights law for ten years. She has served as General Counsel of the National Federation of the Blind, a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and an associate attorney at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP. During her legal career, Mehgan managed high-impact litigation and worked on groundbreaking cases involving access to the internet, technology, and higher education by the blind. Mehgan holds a JD from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, an MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, an MA in International Service from Roehampton University, and a BA from Kenyon College. Currently, Mehgan serves as Board Co-Chair of the Disability Rights Bar Association and Board Secretary of the Public Justice Center.

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    2020-2021

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    Dr. Irene Wong

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