Dialogues on Disability

“I have read almost all of your interviews and they are always wonderful. …  I am really looking forward to the next installment of Dialogues on Disability.” — Adrian Piper

“The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of academic philosophy.” — Disabled graduate student

This page is home to Dialogues on Disability, the acclaimed series of interviews that Shelley Tremain is conducting with disabled philosophers and posts to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of every month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers about a range of topics, including their philosophical work on disability; the place of philosophy of disability vis-à-vis the discipline and profession; their experiences of institutional discrimination and personal prejudice in philosophy, in particular, and in academia, more generally; resistance to ableism, racism, sexism, and other apparatuses of power; accessibility; and anti-oppressive pedagogy.

Links to each of the interviews that Tremain has conducted since April 2015 are now posted on this page. In addition, each of the forthcoming interviews will be posted on Tremain’s academia.edu page during the week following its publication on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.

An archive of the Dialogues on Disability interviews that Tremain conducted from April 2015-December 2018 can also be found on the Discrimination and Disadvantage blog (which is no longer in use).

The installments in the Dialogues on Disability series from April 2015, beginning with the most recent, are as follows:

May 2019: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Adam Cureton

April 2019: Dialogues on Disability With Shelley Tremain (Fourth anniversary)

March 2019: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews August Gorman

February 2019: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Richard Moore

January 2019: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Grace Joy Cebrero

December 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Damion Scott Redux

November 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Gina Eickers

October 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews C Dalrymple-Fraser

September 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Lori Gruen

August 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Stephen Yablo

July 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Julie Maybee

June 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Catherine Clune-Taylor

May 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Eric Winsberg

April 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain With Audrey Yap and Devonya Havis (Third anniversary)

March 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Christine Wieseler

February 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Jesse Prinz Redux

January 2018: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Megan Dean

December 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Grace Joy Cebrero

November 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Kit Connor

October 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Brian Montgomery

September 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Lissa Skitolsky

August 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Ladelle McWhorter

July 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Melinda Hall

June 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Devonya Havis

May 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Quayshawn Spencer

April 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain With Jesse Prinz, Tommy Curry, and Audrey Yap (Second anniversary)

March 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Anne D’Arcy

February 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Whitney Mutch 

January 2017: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Jake Jackson

December 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Joseph Stramondo

November 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews 
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

October 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Cecilia Mun

September 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Elvis Imafidon

August 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Karl Viertel

July 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Audrey Yap

June 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Joshua Knobe

May 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Bryony Pierce

April 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain With Bryce Huebner (First anniversary)

March 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Christine Overall

February 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Jesse Prinz

January 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Andrea Nicki

December 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Damion Kareem Scott

November 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Nancy Stanlick

October 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Joshua St. Pierre

September 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Ray Aldred

August 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Anne Waters

July 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Maeve O’Donovan

June 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Tommy Curry

May 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Zara Bain

April 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Bryce Huebner

Shelley Tremain acknowledges that the land on which she sits to conduct these interviews is the traditional territory of the Haudensaunee and Anishnaabeg, covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and directly adjacent to Haldiman Treaty territory. Tremain offers these interviews with respect and in the spirit of reconciliation.