06 - 09 December 2022 13:00 - 17:30
Online only
Open to the public
This event is free – register below to attend

The Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3) online conference will comprise 20 sessions of presentations by disabled philosophers and their allies whose cutting-edge research challenges members of the philosophical community to:

  1. think more critically about the metaphysical and epistemological status of disability;
  2. closely examine how philosophy of disability is related to the tradition and discipline of philosophy;
  3. acknowledge the continuing exclusion of disabled philosophers from the profession of philosophy;
  4. seriously consider how philosophy and philosophers contribute to the pervasive inequality and subordination that disabled people confront throughout society;
  5. develop mechanisms designed to transform the current professional and institutional position of disabled philosophers in particular and the economic, political and social position of disabled people more generally.

The presentations will highlight the diversity and range of approaches to critical philosophical work on disability and showcase the heterogeneity with respect to race, gender, nationality, sexuality, gender identity, culture, age and class of the community of disabled philosophers.

This conference is organised as part of the Alfred Landecker Programme at the Blavatnik School of Government.

Please note: This conference will be held online via Zoom and published on our YouTube channel. All sessions will be captioned. Please register to attend using the form below and you will receive an email containing joining instructions. There is no registration fee for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3.

Video recordings of the first two conferences in this series can be found here:
Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 1
Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2


Event programme

All times on the conference programme below are GMT.


Tuesday 6 December

Opening

13:00-13:05

Welcome and opening remarks

  • Co-hosts: Jonathan Wolff (Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford) and Shelley Lynn Tremain (BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY)

Session 1

13:05-13:55

North American Gore Capitalism: Ablenationalism and Necropolitics Across Three Settler States

  • Presenter: Andrea J. Pitts (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
  • Chair: Shelley Lynn Tremain (BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY)

Session 2

14:05-14:55

Disability, Ableism, Class and Chronic Fatigue

  • Presenter: Mich Ciurria (University of Missouri-St. Louis)
  • Chair: Tommy J. Curry (University of Edinburgh)

Session 3

15:05-15:55

Marx, Alienation and Mental Health

  • Presenter: Robert Chapman (Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Chair: Jonathan Wolff (Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford)

15:55-16:30

Break

Session 4

16:30-17:20

Moral Appraisal of Behaviour as Disability Access Ethics

  • Presenter: August Gorman (Oakland University)
  • Chair: Cecilea Mun (Purdue University)

Session 5

17:30-18:20

The Senses of Access

  • Presenter: Corinne Lajoie (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Chair: Sally Haslanger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

 

Wednesday 7 December

Opening

13:00-13:05

Informal meet and greet

Session 1

13:05-13:55

The Socially Inadequate: COVID Long-Haulers and Eugenic Social Engineering

  • Presenter: Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril (University of Edinburgh)
  • Chair: Will Conway (Stony Brook University)

Session 2

14:05-14:55

Non-WhiteCis Life and the Eugenic Present

  • Presenter: Catherine Clune-Taylor (Princeton University)
  • Chair: Melinda C. Hall (Stetson University)

Session 3

15:05-15:55

Im/patients: Crip Waiting in Times of Crisis

  • Presenter: Emily R. Douglas (Athasbasca University)
  • Chair: Lauren Guilmette (Elon University)

15:55-16:30

Break

Session 4

16:30-17:20

Putting Dietary Restrictions on the Table: On Hospitality and Ableism at Shared Meals

  • Presenter: Megan A. Dean (Michigan State University)
  • Chair: Licia Carlson (Providence College)

Session 5

17:30-18:20

Species Trouble: Tensions between Animal Studies and Disability Studies

  • Presenter: Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University)
  • Chair: R.A. Briggs (Stanford University)

 

Thursday 8 December

Opening

13:00-13:05

Informal meet and greet

Session 1

13:05-13:55

Philosophers in Armchairs Conceive of Things

  • Presenter: Sofia Jeppsson (University of Umeå)
  • Chair: Maeve McKeown (University of Groningen)

Session 2

14:05-14:55

Emotional Marginalisation

  • Presenter: Gen Eickers (University of Bayreuth)
  • Chair: Emily Parker (Towson University)

Session 3

15:05-15:55

Where Does Psychiatry's Authority Come From?

  • Presenter: Justin Garson (Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY)
  • Chair: Melinda C. Hall (Stetson University)

15:55-16:30

Break

Session 4

16:30-17:20

Gut Issues and Resources from Disability Theory

  • Presenter: Jane Dryden (Mount Allison University)
  • Chair: Anna Mudde (University of Regina)

Session 5

17:30-18:20

What Is It Like to Be a Fat Philosopher? A Phenomenology of Bodies Out of Line and Out of Place

  • Presenter: Kristin Rodier (Athabasca University)
  • Chair: Jorge Sanchez-Perez (University of Alberta)

 

Friday 9 December

Opening

13:00-13:05

Informal meet and greet

Session 1

13:05-13:55

New Movement in Philosophy: Philosophy of Disability

  • Presenter: Shelley Lynn Tremain (BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY)
  • Chair: Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson (Syracuse University)

Session 2

14:05-14:55

Epistemic Injustice and Epistemic Authority on Autism

  • Presenter: Amandine Catala (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  • Chair: Nathan Moore (No affiliation)

Session 3

15:05-15:55

Nocebos Talk Back

  • Presenters: Suze Berkhout (University of Toronto) and Ada Jaarsma (Mount Royal University)
  • Chair: Eric Winsberg (University of South Florida)

15:55-16:30

Break

Session 4

16:30-17:20

Transformative Justice and Disability Justice

  • Presenter: Audrey Yap (University of Victoria)
  • Chair: Alex Bryant (University of British Columbia)

Session 5

17:30-18:20

Disabled Philosophy and the Need for Citational Violence

  • Presenter: Johnathan Flowers (California State University, Northridge)
  • Chair: Luvell Anderson (Syracuse University)

Close

18:20-19:00

Close of conference and conference social

 

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