New Review of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

A new review of my book Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability (Tabetha K. Violet) appears in the Spring 2020 issue of IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (vol. 13, no, 1, pp. 174-177). You can find the review online here. Links to a review of the book that appeared in the APA […]

Back on the Anti-Ableist Hobby Horse Again

Question: What do Licia Carlson, Andy Clark, Leslie Francis, Sara Goering, Chris Kaposy, Serene Khader, Eva Kittay, Will Kymlicka, Monique Lanoix, Joel Reynolds, Cynthia Stark, and Jonathan Wolff have in common? Answer: All of them are nondisabled philosophers whose careers have been advanced with publications on disability. None of them has a disabled philosopher of […]

Reminder CFP: Special Issue: Diversity in Philosophy (deadline: Apr. 30, 2020)

We are soliciting papers for a special issue of Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences, for publication in November 2020, on the broad topic of diversity in philosophy. Symposion is a fully open-access journal, which we hope will mean that the contributions will reach a wide audience including those with no or limited access […]

The Unbearable Confidence of the Racialized Apparatus of Disability

“First and foremost, I aim to issue a caution . . . When addressing and identifying forms of epistemic oppression one needs to endeavor not to perpetuate epistemic oppression.” – Kristie Dotson (2012, 24) Several months ago, the moderator of the Teaching Disability Studies Facebook group, a group that had operated for several years, announced […]

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability is close to publication and thus can now be pre-ordered at the Oxford University Press website here. I have copied the Table of Contents below for your inspection. (An earlier version of the TOC appears at the OUP website). ___________________________________________________________________________________ Table of Contents List of Contributors xvIntroduction xxiiiAdam […]

Notes on Khader’s Decolonizing Universalism and the Problematization of Disability in Feminist Philosophy

In Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, I aimed to denaturalize disability by arguing that disability is an apparatus of power rather than a natural human difference, personal attribute, or biological characteristic. My argument is thus distinct from the approaches to disability that disabled philosophers of disability such as Barnes, Silvers, and Stramondo take and […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, January 15th, 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 […]

The Aesthetics and Politics of Depression

In Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, I call for a conceptual revolution with respect to disability, arguing that disability is an apparatus of force relations rather than a natural human attribute, biological difference, personal characteristic, or property of individuals. In order to denaturalize and politicize disability in this way, I examine the problematization (as […]

CFP: Analytic/Continental What? Dissolving the Philosophical Divide, CUNY Graduate Center, Apr. 2, 2020 (deadline: Jan. 25, 2020)

23rd Annual CUNY Graduate Student Philosophy ConferenceApril 2, 2020 @ The Graduate Center CUNY, New York City Conference email: 23rdcunygradconference@gmail.com Keynote Speaker: Talia Mae Bettcher (California State University, Los Angeles) The 23rd Annual CUNY Graduate Student Philosophy Conference invites graduate students to submit their work engaging with philosophical topics and traditions that consider or bridge the […]

What’s Ahead: Against Natural(izing) Disability

Much of my writing, teaching, service, and activism in philosophy has been designed to undermine a cluster of assumptions about the relation between nature and nurture, that is, a cluster of assumptions about the relation between biology and society, assumptions that remain embedded in philosophical discourses, variously naturalizing disability, gender, race, and other apparatuses of […]