Prelimnary Programme for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 (#PhiDisSocCh2), Oxford Online, Dec. 7-10, 2021

I have copied below the preliminary programme for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 (#PhiDisSocCh2). Registration for this outstanding online conference will open soon and additional details about the event are forthcoming.


13:00–13:05 Welcome and opening remarks

Co-hosts: Jonathan Wolff (Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford) and Shelley L Tremain (BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY)

13:05–13:55 Session 1 Projecting risk: doing risk together and disability justice

Presenter: Melinda Hall (Stetson University)

Chair: Will Conway (Dusquenne University)

14:05–14:55 Session 2 Vulnerabilised persons in disability and illness 

Presenter: Havi Carel (University of Bristol)

Chair: Maeve McKeown (University of Groningen)

15:05-15:55 Session 3 (Re)producing kinship: race, gender, disability and assisted reproductive technologies

Presenter: Desiree Valentine (Marquette University)

Chair: Jane Dryden (Mount Allison University)

15:55-16:30: BREAK

16:30-17:20 Session 4 Digital phrenology and automated ableism: reproducing racist and ableist logics through artificial intelligence

Presenter: Johnathan Flowers (American University)

Chair: August Gorman (Princeton University)

17:30-18:20 Session 5 Neurodiversity, neurotypicality and philosophy

Presenter: Maeve M. O’Donovan (Unaffiliated)

Chair: Nathan Moore (Unaffiliated)


13:00-13:05 Informal meet and greet

13:05–13:55 Session 1 Pruriently feared: theorising the imposition of another’s will upon the disabled Black male body as form of sexual vulnerability

Presenter: Tommy Curry (University of Edinburgh)

Chair: Mich Ciurria (University of Missouri-St. Louis)

14:05-14:55 Session 2 Skipping Cartesian dualism: cripping autonomy with the Filipino concepts of loob and kapwa

Presenter: Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril (University of Aberdeen)

Chair: Julie E. Maybee (Lehman College, The City University of New York)

15:05-15:55 Session 3 Movement, militarisation and monetisation: examining migration through a disability justice framework

Presenter: Andrea J. Pitts (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)


15:55-16:30 Break

16:30-17:20 Session 4 Philosophy’s Reason[ableism], Justificatory Norms, and Cloaked Intersectional Harms to Disabled Philosophy Graduate Students

Presenter: Grace Cebrero (University of Minnesota)

Chair: Emily R. Douglas (McGill University)

17:30-18:20 Session 5 The ethics of passing and disability disclosure in professional philosophy

Presenter: Joseph Stramondo (San Diego State University)

Chair: Keisha Ray (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)


13:00-13:05 Informal meet and greet

13:05-13:55 Session 1 Infrastructures of propriety: allistic rites and neuroqueer counterpublics

Presenter: Isaac Jiang (McMaster University)

Chair: Robert Chapman (University of Bristol)

14:05-14:55 Session 2 Pathologising disabled and trans identities: how emotions become marginalized

Presenter: Gen Eickers (University of Education Ludwisburg)

Chair: R.A. Briggs (Stanford University)

15:05-15:55 Session 3 Is ideology-talk disability-talk?

 Presenter: Alex Bryant (University of British Columbia)

Chair: Sally Haslanger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

15:55-16:30 Break

16:30-17:20 Session 4 Disaster ableism, academic freedom and the mystique of bioethics

Presenter: Shelley Tremain (BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY)

Chair: Talia Mae Bettcher (California State University, Los Angeles)

17:30-18:20 Session 5 Whose health? Speciesism, ableism and vegan ethics

Presenter: Stephanie C. Jenkins (Oregon State University)

Chair: Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University)


13:00-13:05: Informal meet and greet

13:05-13:55 Session 1 Musical therapy, autonomy and equality

Presenter: Jonathan Wolff (Oxford University)

Chair: Axel Barcelό Aspeitia (UNAM-National University of Mexico)

14: 05-14:55 Session 2 Disability, dissonance and resistance: a musical dialogue

Presenter: Licia Carlson (Providence College)

Chair: Cecilea Mun (University of Louisville)

15:05-15:55 Session 3 Hip-Hop Testimony and a Critical Aesthetics of Trauma Theory

Presenter: Lissa Skitolsky (Unaffiliated)

Chair: Elvis Imafidon (SOAS, University of London)

15:55-16:30 Break

16:30-17:20 Session 4 Becoming unwell

Presenter: Jennifer Scuro (Molloy College)

Chair: Audrey Yap (University of Victoria)

17:30-18:20 Session 5 Neuroqueer phenomenology: attention and affect in postdisciplinary time

Presenter: Lauren Guilmette (Elon University)

Chair: Damion Kareem Scott (The City College of New York, The City University of New York)

18:20-19:00 Close of conference and conference social

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