“I have read almost all of your interviews and they are always wonderful. … I am really looking forward to the next installment of Dialogues on Disability.” — Adrian Piper
“The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of academic philosophy.” — Disabled graduate student
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Please join me two weeks from today, that is, on Wednesday, April 21st, for the SIXTH ANNIVERSARY INSTALLMENT of the critically-acclaimed Dialogues on Disability 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 exclusion and personal and structural gaslighting in philosophy, in particular, and in academia, more generally; resistance to ableism, racism, sexism, and other apparatuses of power; accessibility; and anti-oppressive pedagogy.
In the upcoming anniversary installment of the series, a special guest will join me to highlight unforgettable moments from the interviews of the past year, drawing in critical insights from an unforgettable year: disabled people in the pandemic; MAiD and Bill C-7; economic disparities and racialized communities; the continuing exclusion of disabled philosophers from the profession; the marginalization of philosophy of disability; and much, much more!
If you missed last month’s expansive interview with Jennifer Scuro, you can find it on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY here.
The entire Dialogues on Disability series is archived on the series page here.
I acknowledge that the land on which I sit to conduct these interviews is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabeg, covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and directly adjacent to Haldiman Treaty territory. I offer these interviews with respect and the aim of decolonization.