With the vital encouragement of my friends, collleagues, and other supporters, and the crucial assistance of Alex Bryant, I am very pleased to announce the launch of a new Patreon account for the Dialogues on Disability interview series. The Dialogues on Disability Patreon page “welcome” below captures the motivation and rationale for the new Dialogues on Disability Patreon account. Please go to the Dialogues on Disability Patreon account page here to show your support for the series and disabled philosophers.
Welcome to the Patreon page for Dialogues on Disability, the groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed series of interviews that disabled feminist philosopher of disability Shelley Tremain is conducting with disabled philosophers and posts to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month.
Tremain launched the series in April 2015 in order 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.
The Dialogues on Disability series has had an undeniably formative and lasting impact on the discipline and profession of philosophy; on the production and dissemination of philosophy of disability; on the self-esteem and professional status of disabled philosophers; on the position of disabled academics in academia more broadly; and on disabled people’s activism in society, raising the profile of disabled philosophers globally and showcasing their philosophical work and other accomplishments.
From April 2015 to May 2021, Tremain has edited and produced the Dialogues on Disability interview series without financial support. Please acknowledge the critical importance of this interview series and enable Tremain to continue to produce it by supporting it financially.
Reviews of the series:
“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
“Shelley’s interviews are incisive and impactful inside and outside of the academy.” — Public Philosophy Network
The Dialogues on Disability Patreon page uses the BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY logo, a dandelion, which suggests life, networks, systems, and change, reaffirming the centrality of the Dialogues on Disability series to the BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY blog. (Photo credit: James Niland)
The Dialogues on Disability Patreon account page is here.