In 2019, a group of graduate students in the department of anthropology at the University of Toronto founded the Disability Anthropology Working Group. Housed in the department’s Ethnography Lab, the group extends and expands on conversations begun in my disability anthropology seminar the previous fall.
The working group meets weekly, alternating between a public reading group, open to all, and writing group for contributing members.
This past week, the lab members made their conference debut, presenting research on both parts of a double panel on new disability anthropology at the Society for Disability Studies at Ohio State University. As the faculty advisor for the group, I was very glad to see this new generation of scholars thriving.
Join the group for our last meeting of the term, Monday, April 22nd, 2-4pm, when we will discuss Erin Manning’s “The Minor Gesture” (2016) through a disability anthropology lens. The group also operates a listserv that circulates information about relevant events in the GTA.