Disability, Discourse, Demographics at the Pacific APA

I have copied below the response I gave yesterday in the symposium on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability. An expanded version of the response will appear, with the other contributions in the symposium, in a forthcoming issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly. ___________________________________________________________________ I’m tremendously pleased to be discussing Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability […]

Dialogues on Disability With Shelley Tremain

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

Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability at Pacific APA This Thursday!

While many of you are preoccupied reading or listening to this Wednesday’s fourth-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability, Melinda and I will be en route to Vancouver for the Pacific APA where, on Thursday, from 1-4 p.m., the symposium on my book, Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, will take place. The roster for the […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, Apr. 17th, 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 […]

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 […]

CFP: Philosophy and/of Inclusion-MAP CEU, Central European University, May 3-4, 2019 (deadline: Apr. 7, 2019)

Description: The CEU chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) is planning a two-day symposium organized around the topic of underrepresented or oppressed demographics within philosophy and academia, and society in general. Through presented work and facilitated workshops, we want this symposium to highlight standpoint specific thinking and experiences addressing the issues of inequality and inclusion, […]

Beyond Inclusive Syllabi

[Occasionally, I will (re)post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY essays, data, or other information that I previously posted on the Discrimination and Disadvantage blog. The following post appeared on Discrimination and Disadvantage  in October of last year.] Nondisabled white women are generally included whenever philosophers wish to identify various underrepresented groups in the profession. Indeed, these women are generally given priority […]

Writing Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

  I enjoyed reading Sarah Tyson’s recent guest post about why she wrote her new book, Where Are the Women? Why Expanding the Archive Makes Philosophy Better. Since, in preparation for the Pacific APA, I have been thinking about my reasons for writing Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, and, furthermore, because I think that […]

CFP: MAP Group Session, Creating Inclusive Spaces, Pacific APA, Apr. 19, 2019 (deadline: Feb. 1, 2019)

We are seeking paper abstracts and proposals for mini-workshops or advice sessions related to this theme. Possible topics include sexual harassment, advising and mentorship dynamics, cultivating ecologies of support, division of emotional and professional labor in academia, the effects of implicit bias in academic spaces, and other related topics. Each session will last for about […]