Moments from the Disabling Normativities Conference

As regular readers/listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY know, last week I participated in the Disabling Normativities Conference at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference, which was organized by the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, was outstanding, in a variety of ways: the sessions were interesting and provocative, the discussions amongst participants between […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, October 16th, at 8 a.m. EST

“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 […]

CFP: Sexual Violence As Structural Violence: Feminist Visions Of Transformative Justice, UCLA, Mar. 6, 2020 (deadline: Oct. 27, 2019)

30TH ANNUAL THINKING GENDER STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE MARCH 6, 2020, CARNESALE COMMONS, UCLA FEATURING KEYNOTE PANELIST MARIAME KABA Founding Director, Project NIA Researcher in Residence, Barnard Center for Research on Women DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2019 AT 11:59 PM PDT ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: CSW.UCLA.EDU/TG20_CFP The UCLA Center for the Study […]

More on Discrimination Against Disabled Students at Canadian Universities

The CBC News article that I have linked to below follows up on the LAW TIMES article that was the subject of yesterday’s post. Here is an excerpt from the CBC News article: Roch Longueépée says the University of Waterloo’s move to appeal a court order forcing it to accommodate him in the admissions process shows how far […]

Canadian Universities Discriminate Against Disabled Students Too

As you might have assumed, not only do Canadian universities discriminate against disabled faculty; they also discriminate against disabled students. A recent article in LAW TIMES explains the Sept. 20 Divisional Court decision, Longueépée v. University of Waterloo, 2019 ONSC 5465, that “showed the admission process created a discriminatory barrier for a student with a disability […]

CFP: Home: Sanctuary, Shelter, and Justice (deadline: Dec. 31, 2019)

Social Philosophy Today (SPT), a peer-reviewed forum for the philosophical discussion of contemporary social issues, is pleased to invite submissions for Volume 36 on the theme, Home: Sanctuary, Shelter, and Justice. We also welcome short “replies” to articles in the SPT archives. The deadline for submissions for volume 36 (2020) is December 31, 2019. The theme of Volume 36 […]

Reviews of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

In the past week, two very positive reviews of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability have appeared (well, if they appeared before last week, I was unaware that they had been published). I was happy to read that, for the most part, the two reviews focus on and draw out disparate aspects of the book. […]

Situating Disabled Philosophers and Philosophy of Disability in Philosophy

Presented to Disabling Normativities Conference, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Oct. 2, 2019 [Good morning. To increase the accessibility of my presentation, I’ve now posted it to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, the philosophy blog that I co-coordinate. So, if you have a cellphone, a laptop, a tablet, or some other device with you and you’d like […]

GPS California: Gathering Philosophers in Southern California, University of Southern California, Nov. 23, 2019 (deadline for applications: Oct. 7, 2019)

Gathering Philosophers in Southern California A workshop aimed at building a more diverse philosophical community. GPS California is a new initiative for undergraduates, run by faculty and graduate students at the University of Southern California. The aim of this workshop is to bring together students from underrepresented groups, with a focus on women and other minorities, who […]