Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, October 20, at 8am 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 “I’ve learned so much from Shelley Lynn Tremain’s Dialogues on Disability through the years (and found out about so much exciting work being done by disabled […]

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 […]

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, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]