Preliminary Program for Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3), Zoom/Online, Dec. 6-9, 2022

Below you will find the preliminary program for the amazing Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3) conference that takes place December 6-8, 13:00-18:20 GMT/8:00-13:20 EST/5-10:20 PST and Dec. 9 13:00-19:00 GMT/8:00-14:00 EST/5:00-11:00 PST. Registration and additional information for this pathbreaking conference will be made available soon! The schedule below (and henceforth) is in GMT.


13:00–13:05 Welcome and opening remarks

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

13:05–13:55 Session 1 North American Gore Capitalism: Ablenationalism and Necropolitics Across Three Settler States

  • Presenter: Andrea J. Pitts (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
  • Chair: Shelley Lynn Tremain (BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY)

14:05–14:55 Session 2 Disability, Ableism, Class, and Chronic Fatigue

  • Presenter: Mich Ciurria (University of Missouri-St. Louis)
  • Chair: Tommy J. Curry (University of Edinburgh)

15:05-15:55 Session 3 Marx, Alienation, and Mental Health

  • Presenter: Robert Chapman (Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Chair: Jonathan Wolff (Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford)

15:55-16:30: BREAK

16:30-17:20 Session 4 Moral Appraisal of Behaviour as Disability Access Ethics

  • Presenter: August Gorman (Oakland University)
  • Chair: Cecilea Mun (Purdue University)

17:30-18:20 Session 5 The Senses of Access

  • Presenter: Corinne Lajoie (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Chair: Sally Haslanger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


13:00-13:05 Informal meet and greet

13:05–13:55 Session 1 The Socially Inadequate: COVID Long-Haulers and Eugenic Social Engineering

  • Presenter: Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril (University of Edinburgh)
  • Chair: Will Conway (Stony Brook University)

14:05-14:55 Session 2 Non-WhiteCis Life and the Eugenic Present

  • Presenter: Catherine Clune-Taylor (Princeton University)
  • Chair: Melinda C. Hall (Stetson University)

15:05-15:55 Session 3 Im/patients: Crip Waiting in Times of Crisis

  • Presenter: Emily R. Douglas (Athabasca University)
  • Chair: Lauren Guilmette (Elon University)

15:55-16:30 Break

16:30-17:20 Session 4 Putting Dietary Restrictions on the Table: On Hospitality and Ableism at Shared Meals

  • Presenter: Megan A. Dean (Michigan State University)
  • Chair: Licia Carlson (Providence College)

17:30-18:20 Session 5 Species Trouble: Tensions between Animal Studies and Disability Studies

  • Presenter: Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University)
  • Chair: R.A. Briggs (Stanford University)


13:00-13:05 Informal meet and greet

13:05-13:55 Session 1 Philosophers in Armchairs Conceive of Things

  • Presenter: Sofia Jeppsson (University of Umeå )
  • Chair: Maeve McKeown (University of Groningen)

14:05-14:55 Session 2 Emotional Marginalization

  • Presenter: Gen Eickers (University of Bayreuth)
  • Chair: Emily Parker (Towson University)

15:05-15:55 Session 3 Where Does Psychiatry’s Authority Come From?

  • Presenter: Justin Garson (Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY)
  • Chair: Melinda C. Hall (Stetson University)

15:55-16:30 Break

16:30-17:20 Session 4 Gut Issues and Resources from Disability Theory 

  • Presenter: Jane Dryden (Mount Allison University)
  • Chair: Anna Mudde (University of Regina)

17:30-18:20 Session 5 What Is It Like to Be a Fat Philosopher? A Phenomenology of Bodies Out of Line and Out of Place

  • Presenter: Kristin Rodier (Athabasca University)
  • Chair: Jorge Sanchez-Perez (University of Alberta)


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

13:05-13:55 Session 1 New Movement in Philosophy: Philosophy of Disability

  • Presenter: Shelley Lynn Tremain (BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY)
  • Chair: Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson (Syracuse University)

14:05-14:55 Session 2 Epistemic Injustice and Epistemic Authority on Autism

  • Presenter: Amandine Catala (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  • Chair: Nathan Moore (No affiliation)

15:05-15:55 Session 3 Nocebos Talk Back

  • Presenters: Suze Berkhout (University of Toronto) and Ada Jaarsma (Mount Royal University)
  • Chair: Eric Winsberg (University of South Florida)

15:55-16:30 Break

16:30-17:20 Session 4 Transformative Justice and Disability Justice

  • Presenter: Audrey Yap (University of Victoria)
  • Chair: Alex Bryant (University of British Columbia)

17:30-18:20 Session 5 Disabled Philosophy and the Need for Citational Violence

  • Presenter: Johnathan Flowers (California State University, Northridge)
  • Chair: Luvell Anderson (Syracuse University)

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

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