Disabling Normativities, Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019, Registration Open and Extended CFA (deadline: Aug. 30, 2019)

Because our international readership/listenership continues to grow and since the deadline for this conference CFP has been extended, I’ve reposted information about it below. Registration is open for the Disabling Normativities Conference that takes place October 1-3, 2019, at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and is organized by the Wits Centre for Diversity […]

Are Some Trans People Disabled? Are Some Disabled People Trans?

Yes and yes, and these are two (but only two) of the reasons why feminist philosophers need to do a much better job than they have thus far done to integrate analyses of ableism into their interventions in the ongoing debates in philosophy about gender and transgender and their work more generally. The interventions into […]

CFP: Stanford Graduate Conference in Political Theory, Stanford, Jan. 24-25, 2020 (deadline: Sept. 15, 2019)

The political science graduate students at Stanford University will host a political theory conference on January 24-25, 2020 in Stanford’s Encina Hall. The keynote speaker will be Professor Wendy Brown (University of California, Berkeley). Approximately 6-8 graduate students will be invited to present their papers in panel format to an interdisciplinary group of faculty, post-docs, and students. Papers from […]

CFP: The Politics of Health, Vanderbilt, Mar. 26-28, 2020 (deadline: Sept. 27, 2019)

Conference Announcement: The Politics of Health 2020 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TNMarch 26-28, 2020 Call-for-papers now open! Click here for more information: 2020 HHC CFPTo submit a proposal, please click here: abstract submission form.Deadline to submit abstract proposals is September 27, 2019. Register for the conference here. The sixth annual Health […]

De-Platforming Myself

Although you may have seen my name on the program for the upcoming CSWIP conference, I will not be attending the conference, that is, I have withdrawn from the conference. The reasons for my doing so are both complicated and very straightforward. I consider CSWIP (and Canadian philosophy more generally) to be a toxic environment […]

CFP: philoSOPHIA 2020, Vanderbilt, May 14-17, 2020 (deadline: Dec. 15, 2019)

philoSOPHIA 2020 — Hosted by Vanderbilt University and Kelly Oliver Plenary Speakers: Kathryn Sophia Belle (Penn State), Lisa Guenther (Queen’s) , Tracy Sharpley Whiting (Vanderbilt) Plenary Panel: New Perspectives on Disability: Kim Q. Hall, Melinda Hall, Joel Reynolds, Shelley Tremain The conference will have two workshop streams: (1) Rethinking Prisons; and (2) Rethinking Disability Submit […]

Excluded, By Design

I began my earlier review of Widdows’s Perfect Me by wondering which is preferable: a feminist text such as Widdows’s that seems to add disability to its analysis as an afterthought (and in doing so naturalizes and rebiologizes disability) or a feminist text such as Kate Manne’s Down Girl  that disregards the apparatus of disability […]

Abstract for My Keynote Address at the Disabling Normativities Conference, University of Witwatersrand, Oct. 1-3, 2019

Here is the abstract for my Keynote Address at the Disabling Normativities conference in Johannesburg in October: Philosophy is the most conservative and homogeneous discipline across the humanities and social sciences with respect to areas of inquiry and specialization. The homogeneity of the topics and questions studied in philosophy is, furthermore, co-constitutive with the homogeneity […]

Perfect You

[On January 2 of this year, the day after BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY was launched, I posted a review of Widdows’s Perfect Me. Since this review of Widdows’s book is having a revival of sorts on Twitter and, furthermore, since many new readers/listeners might have missed the review when I initially posted it at the New Year, […]

CFP: Critically Sick: New Phenomenologies of Illness, Madness, and Disability (deadline: Oct. 15, 2019)

Special Issue of Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology Guest editors: Emily R. Douglas (McGill University) and Corinne Lajoie (Penn State University) Puncta is seeking new work for a special issue on critical phenomenologies of sickness, madness, and disability. A cursory search for scholarly work explicitly addressing the intersections of phenomenology and mad and disability scholarship […]