Beyond “High-Risk”: Statement on Disability and Campus Re-openings

Accessible Campus Action Alliance  Jump to:  The Issues Beyond the “High-risk” Framework for Accommodations Best Practices for Campus Re-Openings Prioritizing Relations of Care The Issues  As scholars of disability, health equity, institutional policy and inclusion; as disabled faculty who have spent careers negotiating legal and institutional processes of accommodation; and as allies committed to uplifting […]

The Skin We’re In: Racism in Canada

In previous posts (e.g., here), I cited remarks that award-winning journalist and activist Desmond Cole has made about the “magical thinking” that enables white people in Canada to convince themselves that racism does not exist in Canada. Last year, Cole made a documentary entitled “The Skin We’re In: Pulling Back the Curtain On Racism in […]

My Journey In Our Struggle (Guest Post)

My Journey In Our Struggle  By   Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman, Ph.D. It began, for me, in an inpatient psychiatric unit. I had been sectioned. Why do I begin narrating my journey at this milestone? •    I survived. Not all of us do. I live and work “In The Wake,” to borrow an idea from Professor Christina Sharpe, of those persons […]

Interviews with Black & Indigenous Disabled Philosophers

June 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Tommy Curry August 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Anne Waters September 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Ray Aldred December 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Damion Kareem Scott September 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Elvis Imafidon November 2016: Dialogues on […]

Democracy and Hope From Disregard and Anger: Some Thoughts From Melvin Lee Rogers

The guest post below was originally posted to Melvin Lee Rogers’s Facebook page. It has been posted on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY with permission from Melvin Lee Rogers. ______________________________________________________________ Democracy and Hope From Disregard and Anger: Some Thoughts From Melvin Lee Rogers A long post and I don’t know if it all is clear, but I want […]

Philosophy of Disability and the Global Pandemic

As readers and listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY know, in the last several years I have published articles, reviews, and a book that both outline the social and professional position of disabled philosophers and motivated the institutional and disciplinary emergence and current status of philosophy of disability. Most of this work can be found here. In […]

U.K. Disabled Students in The Guardian: A Response to the Open Letter

Earlier in the week, I posted about an Open Letter that Zara Bain and other disabled Ph.D. students across the university system in the U.K. have circulated. The Open Letter calls upon university administrations to address the specific detrimental effects with respect to their educations that disabled students are experiencing due to COVID-19. Their efforts […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Quayshawn Spencer Redux

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the sixty-second installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I’m 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 about a […]

Open Letter on Behalf of U.K. Disabled, Chronically Ill, and Neurodivergent PhD Students Due to COVID-19

The Open Letter copied below has been circulated by philosophy Ph.D. student Zara Bain and other Ph.D students across the U.K. university system. ____________________________________________________________ An Open Letter Regarding Specific Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled, Chronically Ill and Neurodivergent PhD Students Due to COVID-19 14 May 2020 To: UKRI, UK Research Councils and Research Funding bodies, and […]

More Ableism, Sexism, and Misogyny in Philosophy

As many of you will by now know, over the past week, I have been the target of ableist, sexist, and misogynistic harassment, condescension, and intimidation in the comments to a post at Daily Nous about free speech at Oxford. You will find the post and comments to it here. The harassment and intimidation persisted […]