Travels, Tribulations, and Touchstones

After a day of travelling, I was anxious to check in to my room. And I was hungry. I hadn’t eaten all day. As I waited for the elevator to take me up, a member of that diversity in philosophy project quickly approached, almost out of nowhere. I had never met this philosopher before, but […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Adam Cureton

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the fiftieth 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 […]

The Future of Feminist Philosophy and Opportunities Squandered

When I recently said “goodbye” to someone whom I’m wild about, I screwed it up. Come to think of it, on that occasion, I didn’t do a great job of “hello” either. But the farewell was certainly a missed opportunity. I said something like “It means so much to me to have your friendship.” Which […]

Microphones, Accessibility, and the APA

In a recent post, I enumerated occasions on which I have, in some way, contested the inaccessibility and ableism of the American Philosophical Association (APA) and indicated how the APA has responded to such interventions. I pointed out, for instance, that in an email exchange that took place a couple of weeks ago, an exchange […]

(How) I Ruined the APA’s Reputation Amongst Disability Studies Scholars

I think it would be safe to say that I have ruined the reputation of the American Philosophical Association (APA) in the disability studies community. I admit it. Nevertheless, I want to emphasize that doing so wasn’t a difficult thing to do. My earlier uncoordinated complaints and criticisms notwithstanding, I first publicly tarnished the APA’s […]

Foucault, Feminist Philosophy of Disability, Pacific APA, and Wordgathering

In January, I posted some thoughts about writing my book Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, noting that these ruminations were preliminary ideas that would take shape in the response that I give in the symposium on the book at the upcoming Pacific APA. Michael Northen, editor of Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and […]