Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Will Conway

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the seventy-sixth installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I am conducting with disabled philosophers and post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers […]

Philosophy, Disability and Social Change II (Updated)

UPDATE: The now confirmed and EXPANDED dates for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change II are: December 7th to 10th! That’s right. The enormously thought-provoking and transgressive online conference on philosophy and disability, which brought together disabled philosophers of disability from around the globe last December, will be launched again this December. As many readers and […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, July 21st, at 8 a.m EDT

“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 ​“[Shelley Lynn Tremain’s] interview series, Dialogues on Disability, has arguably had a greater impact on the status of disabled philosophers in the profession than anything else […]

Dialogues on Disability Patreon

I want to remind readers and listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY that, in May, with the vital encouragement of my friends, collleagues, and other supporters, and the crucial assistance of Alex Bryant, I launched a new Patreon account for the Dialogues on Disability interview series. Through the Patreon, I write to subscribers about the series, its […]

Ableism, CRCs, and Academic “Freedom”

“The only people who have benefitted from equity initiatives in Canadian universities are nondisabled cis white women.” I articulated the sentence above during a portion of last week’s 3-hour final group session of the UBC study designed to identify why few disabled academics hold Canada Research Chairs at UBC and throughout Canada. (I referred to […]

On the Ableist and Racist Legacies of Canadian Philosophy

Last weekend I contributed two comments to a post on the Daily Nous blog entitled “New Canada Research Chairs in Philosophy.” The comments comprise data compiled for a study underway at UBC to identify the reasons why so few disabled academics hold Canada Research Chairs, a study in which I have taken part. The data […]

Climate Change: An Unprecedentedly Old Catastrophe (Guest Post)

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, I have reposted an essay that Kyle Whyte contributed to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on January 16, 2019. The article is a slightly adapted version of an article published online in Grafting Issue 1 (June 2018) by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and Blackwood Gallery,* Toronto, Ontario. […]