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 the upcoming Wednesday, that is, Wednesday, June 15th, for the 87th 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 the next fantastic installment of the series, I talk with a disabled philosopher about the “essential functions” of a philosophy professor; the value of Foucault for critical work on disability; ways of doing public philosophy; inaccessibility and university administrations; and much, much more!
If you missed last month’s fabulous interview with Andrea Pitts, 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 ancestral 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 for and in solidarity with Indigenous peoples of so-called Canada and other settler states who, for thousands of years, have held sacred the land, water, air, and sky, as well as their inhabitants, and who, for centuries, have struggled to protect them from the ravages and degradation of decolonization and expropriation.