Dialogues on Disability With Shelley Tremain

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the fourth-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I’m conducting with disabled philosophers and post here on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers about a range of topics, including their philosophical work on disability; the place of philosophy of disability vis-à-vis the discipline and profession; their experiences of institutional discrimination and personal prejudice in philosophy, in particular, and in academia, more generally; resistance to ableism, racism, sexism, and other apparatuses of power; accessibility; and anti-oppressive pedagogy.

The first four years of Dialogues on Disability have provided the political and discursive space for disabled philosophers to demonstrate—in very specific and concrete ways—that the disadvantages that they confront are not medical in nature and are not natural, nor are they isolated occurrences to be rectified through individualized means; indeed, as my disabled interviewees continue to show, these disadvantages are political, socially constituted products of the apparatus of disability whose elimination requires that the wider philosophical community develop broad structural and institutional strategies and solutions for this distinct purpose.

To celebrate this fourth anniversary of the series, the first to be commemorated on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, I have posted below links to the complete archive of the series, beginning with the inaugural interview that I conducted with Bryce Huebner in April 2015 and ending (for now) with the interview that I conducted with August Gorman last month, that is, in March 2019. The entire growing archive of the Dialogues on Disability series, which is teeming with insights and lessons that disabled philosophers have offered the philosophical community, now appears on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY and will soon have a permanent home in the Dialogues on Disability section of the blog!

I acknowledge that the land on which I sit to conduct these interviews is the traditional territory of the Haudensaunee and Anishnaabeg, covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and directly adjacent to Haldiman Treaty territory. I offer these interviews with respect and in the spirit of reconciliation.

April 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Bryce Huebner

May 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Zara Bain

June 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Tommy Curry

July 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Maeve O’Donovan

August 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Anne Waters

September 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Ray Aldred

October 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Joshua St. Pierre

November 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Nancy Stanlick

December 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Damion Kareem Scott

January 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Andrea Nicki

February 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Jesse Prinz

March 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Christine Overall

April 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain With Bryce Huebner (First anniversary)

May 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Bryony Pierce

June 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Joshua Knobe

July 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Audrey Yap

August 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Karl Viertel

September 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Elvis Imafidon

October 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Cecilia Mun

November 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

December 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Joseph Stramondo

January 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Jake Jackson

February 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Whitney Mutch   

March 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Anne D’Arcy

April 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain With Jesse Prinz, Tommy Curry, and Audrey Yap (Second anniversary)

May 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Quayshawn Spencer

June 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Devonya Havis

July 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Melinda Hall

August 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Ladelle McWhorter

September 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Lissa Skitolsky

October 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Brian Montgomery

November 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Kit Connor

December 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Grace Joy Cebrero

January 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Megan Dean

February 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Jesse Prinz Redux

March 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Christine Wieseler

April 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain With Audrey Yap and Devonya Havis (Third anniversary)

May 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Eric Winsberg

June 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Catherine Clune-Taylor

July 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Julie Maybee

August 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Stephen Yablo

September 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Lori Gruen

October 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews C Dalrymple-Fraser

November 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Gina Eickers

December 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Damion Scott Redux

January 2019: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Grace Joy Cebrero

February 2019: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Richard Moore

March 2019: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews August Gorman

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Please join me here again on Wednesday, May 15th at 8 a.m. EST for the fiftieth installment of the Dialogues on Disability series and, indeed, on every third Wednesday of the months ahead. I have a fabulous line-up of interviews planned. If you would like to nominate someone to be interviewed (self-nominations are welcomed), please feel free to write me at s.tremain@yahoo.ca. I prioritize diversity with respect to disability, class, race, gender, institutional status, nationality, culture, age, and sexuality in my selection of interviewees and my scheduling of interviews.

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