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 […]

Will the APA Committee on Disabled Philosophers in the Profession Save Me?

As you may have noticed, the American Philosophical Association (APA) has spread its wings and now organizes conferences in Canada. So far, three (maybe four) Pacific APA conferences have taken place in Vancouver and an Eastern Division conference, which was subsequently moved to another location due to the pandemic, had been scheduled to take place […]

What Can We Know About Future Children? The Limits of Risk Assessment

On Friday, August 20 at 3pm EST, my wonderful co-coordinator of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, Melinda Hall, will deliver a presentation, organized by the Center for Dignity in Health Care for People with Disabilities, entitled “What Can We Know About Future Children? The Practical and Moral Limits of Risk Assessment in Reproduction.” The event will take place […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, August 18th, 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 […]

List of Participants for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 (#PhiDisSocCh2) Conference, University of Oxford Online, Dec. 7-10, 2021

Planning is already underway for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 (#PhiDisSocCh2) which will take place December 7-10, 1-7pm GMT. This year’s conference promises to be as groundbreaking as last year’s conference and has expanded to include more presentations. This year’s conference, like last year’s, is technically supported and funded by the Blavatnik School of […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Will Conway

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

Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 (Updated)

UPDATE: The now confirmed and EXPANDED dates for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 are: December 7th to 10th! That’s right. The enormously thought-provoking and transgressive online conference on philosophy and disability, which brought together disabled philosophers of disability from around the globe last December, will be launched again this December. As many readers and […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, July 21st, at 8 a.m EDT

“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 […]

Dialogues on Disability Patreon

I want to remind readers and listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY that, in May, with the vital encouragement of my friends, collleagues, and other supporters, and the crucial assistance of Alex Bryant, I launched a new Patreon account for the Dialogues on Disability interview series. Through the Patreon, I write to subscribers about the series, its […]

Ableism, CRCs, and Academic “Freedom”

“The only people who have benefitted from equity initiatives in Canadian universities are nondisabled cis white women.” I articulated the sentence above during a portion of last week’s 3-hour final group session of the UBC study designed to identify why few disabled academics hold Canada Research Chairs at UBC and throughout Canada. (I referred to […]