What Can We Know About Future Children? The Limits of Risk Assessment

On Friday, August 20 at 3pm EST, my wonderful co-coordinator of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, Melinda Hall, will deliver a presentation, organized by the Center for Dignity in Health Care for People with Disabilities, entitled “What Can We Know About Future Children? The Practical and Moral Limits of Risk Assessment in Reproduction.” The event will take place […]

List of Participants for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 (#PhiDisSocCh2) Conference, University of Oxford Online, Dec. 7-10, 2021

Planning is already underway for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 (#PhiDisSocCh2) which will take place December 7-10, 1-7pm GMT. This year’s conference promises to be as groundbreaking as last year’s conference and has expanded to include more presentations. This year’s conference, like last year’s, is technically supported and funded by the Blavatnik School of […]

Philosophy Casting Call Podcast s01ep03

This is the one where Élaina interviews Anna V. about loving theory, feminist philosophy of language, and the importance of trigger warnings for epistemic quality. You can follow Anna on Twitter @a_nonamename where they post about their research and new publications. Books mentioned in this episode: “The Coddling of the American Mind”, by Greg Lukianoff […]

What’s Ahead for 2021 (updated)

It’s that time of the year. I won’t make any grand predictions about the disciplinary and institutional status of philosophy of disability or the professional status of disabled philosophers nor even about whether any of the many tenured philosophers who pledged to support the victimized of sexual harassment will actually do something in the coming […]

Philosophy and Mohawk Girls

Based on the documentary of the same name directed by the award-winning filmmaker Tracey Deer (Mohawk), Mohawk Girls was a critically-acclaimed comedy-drama series (Tracey Deer, director) that, from 2014-2016, aired continuously through five seasons on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). The main characters of the series were four Mohawk women, Anna, Bailey, Caitlin, and […]

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 […]