A Response to the APDA Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy Based on Job Placement and Student Experience

In numerous posts at BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, I identify various factors that have, over a number of years, led to the current situation, racial homogeneity, overrepresentation of nondisabled white philosophers (cis women and men), hostility toward disabled philosophers, etc. in Canadian philosophy departments. Several of the Canadian disabled graduate students that I have interviewed in the […]

Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 Conference (#PhiDisSocCh2), Oxford Online, Dec. 7-10, 2021 – Registration Now Open!

I am very happy to announce that registration is now open for the second iteration of the pathbreaking Philosophy, Disability and Social Change (#PhiDisSocCh2) conference! The conference is financially and technically supported by the Alfred Landecker Programme at the University of Oxford. This year’s conference builds upon the success of last year’s conference as an […]

Ableist Language and the Politics of Peer Review in Philosophy

The CPA, APA, CSWIP, and other philosophy associations, as well as Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, Hypatia, and most other philosophy journals, do not use the ableist metaphor blind review in their CFPs due to my critiques of ableist language in posts at various philosophy blogs, in articles (here, for example), on Facebook, and elsewhere over the […]

Prelimnary Programme for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 (#PhiDisSocCh2), Oxford Online, Dec. 7-10, 2021

I have copied below the preliminary programme for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 (#PhiDisSocCh2). Registration for this outstanding online conference will open soon and additional details about the event are forthcoming. TUESDAY DECEMBER 7 13:00–13:05 Welcome and opening remarks Co-hosts: Jonathan Wolff (Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford) and Shelley L Tremain (BIOPOLITICAL […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Maeve O’Donovan

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the seventy-eighth installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I am conducting with disabled philosophers and post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, September 15, at 8 a.m ET

“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 ​“[Shelley Lynn Tremain’s] interview series, Dialogues on Disability, has arguably had a greater impact on the status of disabled philosophers in the profession than anything else […]

Presentation: Ableism, Animals, and Apparatuses, Online, Aug. 31, 2021

Ableism, Animals, and Apparatuses by Shelley Lynn Tremain, Ph.D. Presented at Spécisme et Autres Discriminations / Speciesism and Other Discriminations, Online, Aug. 30-31, 2021 To increase the accessibility of my presentation, I have now posted it to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, the philosophy blog that I mentioned yesterday. The link that I have now put in the chat […]