CFP: 13th Annual Meeting of the Alain Leroy Locke Society, Howard University, Apr. 12-13, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 1, 2019)

Alain Locke Conference April 12 – 13, 2019 Howard University Washington, DC 20059 Organizers: Dr. Jacoby Adeshei Carter (Howard University) and Dr. Corey L. Barnes (University of San Diego) Call for Papers: The Alain Locke Society invites submissions for our bi-annual Alain Locke Conference that will be held on April 12 – 13, 2019. We welcome submissions […]

Black Women Philosophers Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, Mar. 15-16, 2019

What does a philosopher look like? Inevitably, our mental pictures are shaped by the dominant imagery of the white male marble busts of Greco-Roman antiquity—Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca—and their modern European heirs—Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Mill. Even today Western philosophy is largely male and overwhelmingly white—about 97 percent in the U.S., close to […]

Beyond Inclusive Syllabi

[Occasionally, I will (re)post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY essays, data, or other information that I previously posted on the Discrimination and Disadvantage blog. The following post appeared on Discrimination and Disadvantage  in October of last year.] Nondisabled white women are generally included whenever philosophers wish to identify various underrepresented groups in the profession. Indeed, these women are generally given priority […]

Academic Ableism’s Purpose

Following on Saturday’s post about inaccessibility at Yale University, this post draws attention to the purpose that the inaccessibility of the university serves. Readers and listeners of this post might think that the previous sentence was misworded or inaptly phrased. Why would I suggest that the inaccessibility of the university serves a purpose? The sort of […]

CFP: Glasgow MAP Workshop 2019 – Us and Them: Violence, Discrimination and Minorities, University of Glasgow, Apr. 11-12, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 4, 2019)

Keynote speakers: Mona Simion, University of St. Andrews Alessandra Tanesini, Cardiff University The Minorities and Philosophy chapter of the University of Glasgow is pleased to announce its annual workshop. This year, we will focus on violence and discrimination as experienced by minorities.   Members of minorities, here broadly understood, are subjected to systematic forms of violence at the personal […]

Disability and Inaccessibility at Yale

In March of 2017, I wrote a post at Discrimination and Disadvantage about the situation for disabled students at Yale and other elite universities, drawing upon an article in Yale News that documented recommendations made in the Yale Disability Resources Task Force Report. Almost two years later, the situation for disabled students (and staff) at Yale remains grim. […]

Writing Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

  I enjoyed reading Sarah Tyson’s recent guest post about why she wrote her new book, Where Are the Women? Why Expanding the Archive Makes Philosophy Better. Since, in preparation for the Pacific APA, I have been thinking about my reasons for writing Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, and, furthermore, because I think that […]

Up Against Power and Prestige With Puar

I (and others) have long thought that, for the most part, Tom Shakespeare’s and Rosemarie Garland Thomson’s respective work in disability studies has lost its critical edge. Yet both Shakespeare and Garland Thomson continue to be widely regarded as icons in the disability studies circles of their respective countries (England and the United States) and […]