App-Based Wayfinding for Blind Students, Staff, and Campus Visitors at University of Guelph

The article by Meaghan Haldenby reprinted below originally appeared in University Affairs on May 27, 2019. The original version of Haldenby’s article includes a video that provides a demonstration of the oral description and other features of the BlindSquare app that U of G uses. _________________________________________________________ The University of Guelph has installed BlindSquare, an app-based wayfinding […]

Coming Soon to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY!

Pittsburgh Summer Program 3, the third edition of a summer program for members of groups underrepresented in philosophy of science, has been in full swing all week and ends tomorrow. You can get a general overview of the Pitt Summer Program here. Next week, Edouard Machery, Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science at […]

Resist: What Steps Can We Take Against Family Separation and Child Detention?

I’ve been thinking a lot about responsibility, both in my philosophical research and personally. As so often happens, these two threads are coming together through a political crisis that feels crushing – the ongoing violence and abuses against migrants committed by the US government at the southern border of the United States. While the crisis […]

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 […]