Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, August 21st, 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: Special Issue of JCSCORE on Disability Justice, Race, and Education (deadline: Sept. 13, 2019)

The Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity (JCSCORE) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), a production of the University of Oklahoma Outreach. JCSCORE (ISSN 2642-2387) is committed to promoting an exchange of ideas that can transform lives, enhance learning, and improve human relations […]

Are Some Trans People Disabled? Are Some Disabled People Trans?

Yes and yes, and these are two (but only two) of the reasons why feminist philosophers need to do a much better job than they have thus far done to integrate analyses of ableism into their interventions in the ongoing debates in philosophy about gender and transgender and their work more generally. The interventions into […]

One of The Latest Faces of Ableism in Philosophy

In my most recent post of the Philosophy of Disability: Present and Future series, I explained some of Foucault’s ideas about the productive character of power, including the idea that power is most effective that enables subjects to act in order to constrain them. One of the most effective ways in which relations of productive […]

CFP: Stanford Graduate Conference in Political Theory, Stanford, Jan. 24-25, 2020 (deadline: Sept. 15, 2019)

The political science graduate students at Stanford University will host a political theory conference on January 24-25, 2020 in Stanford’s Encina Hall. The keynote speaker will be Professor Wendy Brown (University of California, Berkeley). Approximately 6-8 graduate students will be invited to present their papers in panel format to an interdisciplinary group of faculty, post-docs, and students. Papers from […]

CFP: The Politics of Health, Vanderbilt, Mar. 26-28, 2020 (deadline: Sept. 27, 2019)

Conference Announcement: The Politics of Health 2020 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TNMarch 26-28, 2020 Call-for-papers now open! Click here for more information: 2020 HHC CFPTo submit a proposal, please click here: abstract submission form.Deadline to submit abstract proposals is September 27, 2019. Register for the conference here. The sixth annual Health […]

CFP: Global Structural Injustice and Minority Rights, Northeastern University, Mar. 13-15, 2020 (deadline: extended to Aug. 1, 2019)

Keynote Speakers: Avigail Eisenberg (University of Victoria); Stephen Gardiner (University of Washington); Catherine Lu (McGill University) Conference Theme The concept of structural injustice is one that has been given a lot of attention by political philosophers in recent years. Iris Young defined structural injustice as a kind of moral wrong that is distinct from unjust, […]

Leaving Disabled People Out of Discussions of Universal Design

When I first glanced at the title of the most recent post at the APA Blog, “APA Talking Teaching: Accessibility and UDL,” I was pleased. I had assumed that the post would continue the work on Universal Design (UD) and learning that I and other disabled philosophers have produced on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, in the Dialogues […]

De-Platforming Myself

Although you may have seen my name on the program for the upcoming CSWIP conference, I will not be attending the conference, that is, I have withdrawn from the conference. The reasons for my doing so are both complicated and very straightforward. I consider CSWIP (and Canadian philosophy more generally) to be a toxic environment […]

Stop Calling Trump Disabled: Ableist Slurs and Politics

CW: ableism and slurs. This is an issue the world over, but this post is about US politics. During Trump’s time in office, ableist slurs have come up again and again. Why call him “insane”, “psychotic”, “deluded”, a “narcissist”? These are the words people reach for when they are angry and when they want to […]