Philosophy, Disability and Social Change II (Updated)

UPDATE: The now confirmed and EXPANDED dates for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change II 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 […]

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 […]

On the Ableist and Racist Legacies of Canadian Philosophy

Last weekend I contributed two comments to a post on the Daily Nous blog entitled “New Canada Research Chairs in Philosophy.” The comments comprise data compiled for a study underway at UBC to identify the reasons why so few disabled academics hold Canada Research Chairs, a study in which I have taken part. The data […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, April 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 “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 […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Nathan Moore

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

Correspondence From a Cyborg about the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities Conference

BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY received the correspondence below over the weekend. The ongoing inaccessibility of the ASBH conferences reproduces the exclusion of disabled philosophers from the profession, the marginalization of critical philosophical work on disability, and the eugenic impetus of bioethics more generally. ____________________________________________________________ Hi Shelley: Please consider this for publication on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. This is something […]

What “Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change” Will Be and Do

We are currently at work to set up the webpage for “Philosophy, Disabiilty, and Social Change,” the online conference that will take place from December 9th-11th. I posted the draft program for the conference last week here. The final program is now set and the webpage for the conference should be operational very soon. Needless […]

AAT Transcript for The Question of Inclusion in Philosophy: Alcoff, Mills, Tremain, LaVine, and Lewis

Academic Audio Transcription (@AAT_transcribes), a fantastic transcription service owned and operated by disabled philosophy graduate student Zara Bain, employs disabled philosophy graduate students and other disabled graduate students who produce excellent transcripts for podcasts, Zoom sessions, videos, etc. Zara’s company recently completed a transcript of “The Question of Inclusion in Philosophy,” a Zoom session in […]

Ableism and Racism in Canadian Philosophy

I hope that by now many of you have read or listened to the comment thread of the June 25th post at Daily Nous about the large grant that the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada awarded to the “Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy” project. In case you didn’t, here […]

COVID-19 and The Naturalization of Vulnerability

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and especially since its effects began to be more directly experienced in Canada, I have carefully watched growing discussions about the pandemic, “seniors,” disabled people, “vulnerability,” and nursing homes unfold on social media and in the mainstream popular press. In particular, I am attentive to the ways that […]