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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Public Philosophy and Disabled Philosophers

The Public Philosophy Network, directed by Nancy McHugh, now publishes a weekly newsletter about philosophy events and actions taking place during a given week, with a special focus on public philosophy. Each week, the newsletter, edited by McHugh, will highlight a certain public philosophy event or endeavour. I’m delighted that the featured public philosophy in […]

To Mask or Not to Mask, That Is the Question-An Easy Way to Make A Mask

The question of whether the “general public” should wear masks to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 continues to be debated. In Canada, the consensus among medical authorities such as the impressive Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, has been that for a number of reasons only medical professionals should wear masks. Tam […]

Fabulous Syllabi and Free Content from Duke University Press

Duke University Press has compiled a series of fabulous syllabi on a variety of topics including trans rights, climate change, care, and police violence. Some of the content is free to read online, most of it available through September 30, 2020. Click on each link to get to the exciting content and start reading! Care […]

#COVID19DecarcerateSyllabus

A Political Education Resource  Curated by the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP)  CCWP is a grassroots social justice organization, with members inside and outside prison, that challenges the institutional violence imposed on women, transgender people, and communities of color by the prison industrial complex (PIC). We see the struggle for racial and gender justice as central […]

COVID-19, Face Shields, and 3-D Printers

Dr. Tarek Loubani, an ER doctor in London, Ontario, who initiated a medical supplies nonprofit group in Gaza, uses 3-D printers to make the face shields that ER doctors, ER nurses, and other ER personnel urgently need at this time. Making available information about alternative and novel means with which to fulfill requirements at this […]

JSTOR Teaching Pandemics Syllabus

Readings on the history of quarantine, contagious disease, viruses, infections, and epidemics offer important context for the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. From JSTOR: “Last week, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. In an effort to slow the spread of the disease, schools and universities across the world have transitioned […]

New Review of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

A new review of my book Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability (Tabetha K. Violet) appears in the Spring 2020 issue of IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (vol. 13, no, 1, pp. 174-177). You can find the review online here. Links to a review of the book that appeared in the APA […]