Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022: Seventh Anniversary Installment

“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 two weeks from tomorrow, that is, on Wednesday, April 20th, for the SEVENTH 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 very special guest will join me to highlight unforgettable moments from the interviews of the past year, drawing in critical insights from another unforgettable year of pandemic: addressing COVID and carceral care; the disciplining temporality of philosophy, despite a pandemic; neurodiversity and pedagogy; autism, race, and disability; 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 fabulous interview with Jane Dryden, 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 Haldimand 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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