Open Letter to the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences (Canada)

Dr. Patrizia Albanese, President, Board of Directors, Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences275 Bank Street, Suite #300Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2L6federation@ideas-idees.ca June 7, 2019 Atten: Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences The Canadian Disability Studies Association-Association canadienne d’études sur le handicap (CDSA-ACÉH) Executive Board is writing to express our condemnation of the racist events […]

Dialogues on Disability Wants You!

Are you a disabled philosopher? Would you like to join the dozens of other dynamic and illustrious disabled philosophers I’ve interviewed in the Dialogues on Disability series that I run here on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY? If so, please contact me at s.tremain@yahoo.ca OR sltremain@gmail.com. I’m lining up and conducting interviews for the coming months!

Undergraduate Diversity Initiative for the British Society of Aesthetics Conference, Oxford, Sept. 6-8, 2019 (deadline: Jul. 1, 2019)

In an effort to increase diversity in British aesthetics and philosophy of art, the British Society of Aesthetics (BSA) is launching a new initiative to encourage UK undergraduates from underrepresented groups to consider further study in the discipline. We will provide funding to a limited number of such students to attend the BSA Annual Conference, […]

(How) I Ruined the APA’s Reputation Amongst Disability Studies Scholars

I think it would be safe to say that I have ruined the reputation of the American Philosophical Association (APA) in the disability studies community. I admit it. Nevertheless, I want to emphasize that doing so wasn’t a difficult thing to do. My earlier uncoordinated complaints and criticisms notwithstanding, I first publicly tarnished the APA’s […]

Heading to the Pacific APA Next Month?

Maybe you are heading to the Pacific APA next month. You’ve considered checking out the symposium on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability; but you haven’t read/listened to the book. So, you’re wondering if the session would be worth your while. Maybe you should go to another session instead. Maybe you should instead go outside […]

Community Education Project: A Prison Education

I teach in prison. I do so as an expression of my belief that as a professor, I have power; but, this power can and should be loosened from the traditional campus and redirected to create space for incarcerated students to build a classroom. The classroom I teach in, and the program I help lead, […]

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 […]

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. […]

BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: The first two weeks

Here’s a look at the first two weeks of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, launched on January 1st, 2019! Thanks to our new readers for a fantastic start. We’ve made a big splash and posted challenging and engaging content. If you want to pitch a post and take advantage of our growing audience, please hit the “Pitch” link […]