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 […]

Forthcoming Edited Collection on Philosophy of Disability

In a post at the end of 2020, I mentioned that early in 2021 I would send out invitations to a pathbreaking edited collection on philosophy of disability. The invitations have been sent out and confirmed; and I have assigned a title to the book. So, here are a few details that I can share […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain With Alex Bryant

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the sixth-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I’m 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 about a […]

CFP: Reel Politics: Film, Radical Politics, and Solidarity, University of Guelph Online, May 26-27, 2021 (deadline: Apr. 15, 2021)

This May, the Reel Politics conference, hosted by the University of Guelph Department of Philosophy, will meet online as a forum to explore a range of topics pertaining to film and radical politics.  Participants will have the opportunity to present philosophical responses to film as an important site of experiencing and reasoning about political culture, particularly as they relate to immediate justice movements and crises, such as anthropogenic climate […]

The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science – 20% Off!

The new Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science, edited by Sharon Crasnow and Kristen Intemann, was published earlier this month. The collection comprises chapters by leading thinkers across a range of areas of feminist philosophy and other subfields. I am both honoured and humbled to be amongst them. Like most handbooks and readers, this […]

Philosophy, Disability and Social Change, Online, Dec. 9-11 – Registration Open!

I’m delighted to announce that the webpage is now up for “Philosophy, Disability and Social Change,” the conference that I am co-organizing with Jonathan Wolff. Hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, the conference will take place online from December 9-11, 1pm-6:30/7pm GMT. The conference is FREE, open to everyone, […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Johnathan Flowers

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the sixty-fifth 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 19th, 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 “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 academic […]

Philosophy of Disability and the Global Pandemic

As readers and listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY know, in the last several years I have published articles, reviews, and a book that both outline the social and professional position of disabled philosophers and motivated the institutional and disciplinary emergence and current status of philosophy of disability. Most of this work can be found here. In […]