AAT Transcript for The Question of Inclusion in Philosophy: Alcoff, Mills, Tremain, LaVine, and Lewis

Academic Audio Transcription (@AAT_transcribes), a fantastic transcription service owned and operated by disabled philosophy graduate student Zara Bain, employs disabled philosophy graduate students and other disabled graduate students who produce excellent transcripts for podcasts, Zoom sessions, videos, etc. Zara’s company recently completed a transcript of “The Question of Inclusion in Philosophy,” a Zoom session in […]

A New Teaching Tool: Crip Camp

Are you making last minute changes and additions to your syllabi for the Fall? Are you looking for ways to increase the diversity of your syllabi for courses on (for example) social justice, social philosophy, philosophy of disability, philosophy of social movements, philosophy of embodiment, or feminist philosophy? The critically-acclaimed documentary Crip Camp directed by […]

Indigenous Canada: A Free Online Course From University of Alberta

Indigenous Canada is the name of a free online course, offered through University of Alberta, that comprises 12 lessons which explore Indigenous/Aboriginal histories, traditions, and struggles, as well as contemporary issues, all from an Indigenous perspective. The course materials include wonderful videos, readings, and quizzes. (The course can also be taken for credit.) You can […]

Sarah Jama #defundthepolice on Twitter

Yesterday, the well-known Black Canadian disabled activist Sarah Jama posted these provocative words to Twitter: 1/I’m on a break from the internet but logging on to say: ableism is systemic. Too many people use social justice language/ spaces as a vehicle to process personal experiences rather than as *disciplined tools* to fight for movement based […]

Philosophy, The Apparatus of Disability, and the #EugenicsSyllabus Project

In the fifth chapter of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, I argue that bioethics is a strategy of modern eugenics. In earlier articles—such as “Reproductive Freedom, Self-Regulation, and the Government of Impairment In Utero” and “Biopower, Styles of Reasoning, and What’s Still Missing From the Stem Cell Debates”—I pointed out ways in which the […]

Philosophy’s Disability Problem

That disability is naturalized and depoliticized in philosophy and beyond is one of the central reasons why philosophy of disability remains marginalized in the discipline and why disabled philosophers, especially disabled philosophers of disability, continue to be excluded from philosophy departments in Canada and elsewhere. For more than fifteen years, my research and writing have […]