Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 8 a.m. EST

“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

“I’ve learned so much from Shelley Lynn Tremain’s Dialogues on Disability through the years (and found out about so much exciting work being done by disabled philosophers).” — Jane Dryden

“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

“I’ve learned so much about ableism in philosophy and academia from Shelley Tremain. I really recommend the Dialogues on Disability series, but all of Shelley’s work is incredibly valuable.” — Megan Dean

Please join me on Wednesday, February 16th, for the 83nd installment of Dialogues on Disability, the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed 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 this upcoming installment of the series, I talk with a disabled philosopher about the intricacies of moral responsibility, including the extent to which philosophers are responsible for perpetuating oppressive practices in the profession; the “adjunctification” of academia; whether and how fulltime faculty should be held accountable for the inequalities of academia; the role that feminist philosophers play in current institutional arrangements; and much more!

If you missed last month’s fabulous interview with Adrian Ekizian Barton, you can find it on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY here.

The entire Dialogues on Disability series is archived on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY here.

From April 2015 to May 2021, I coordinated, edited, and produced the Dialogues on Disability series without any institutional or other financial support. A Patreon account now funds the series, enabling me to continue to create it. You can contribute your support for these vital interviews with disabled philosophers at the Dialogues on Disability Patreon account page here.

As a settler, 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 in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of so-called Canada and other colonized settler states.

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