Very delighted to announce that the book is now available! Order your copy from University of Toronto Press now.
My first book, I Was Never Alone or Oporniki: An Ethnographic Play on Disability in Russia, is now available for pre-order from University of Toronto Press, Amazon.com, and Amazon.ca. The book is scheduled for release in May 2020 [edited to note publisher's delay] November 2020. I Was Never Alone or Oporniki presents an original ethnographic … Continue reading Book available for pre-order!
It's been a strange year of working remotely, but in spite of everything - Zoom fatigue, postponed projects, an enduring palpable sense of loss in the absence of informal social interactions - something new has been growing and unfolding here at University of Toronto. So, this week, I'm really happy to debut the website of … Continue reading A new disability studies research community at UofT
I am very happy to share that the University of Toronto Scarborough has funded a new initiative to create a Research Centre for Global Disability Studies. This new centre, CGDS for short, will serve as a vehicle to bring together faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and others conducting anti-ableist intersectional and interdisciplinary social science and humanities … Continue reading Announcing the Centre for Global Disability Studies – and a job opportunity
This January, I, along with my collaborating co-curators in the Critical Design Lab, Aimi Hamraie and Jarah Moesch, will team up with Tangled Art+Disability and the Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto Scarborough to bring a new art exhibition on the theme of Crip Ritual to life. The show will be a joint … Continue reading #CripRitual is coming this winter!
Awhile back I got a chance to sit down with Eliza Chandler, Lindsey Fisher, and Sean Lee and record our conversation for an episode of Contra*, the podcast of the Critical Design Lab. I've been thinking for awhile now about how anti-ableist praxis requires thinking and working to make the spaces of knowledge production more … Continue reading Talking Disability Art with Eliza Chandler, Lindsey Fisher, and Sean Lee
The University of Toronto Scarborough is emerging as an exciting place to think about disability studies. I've been excited to be part of discussions in classrooms and between faculty, and I'm particularly looking forward to a few upcoming events this fall. The dean's Great Explorations speaker series - a month of public lectures pitched to … Continue reading Disability Studies Lecture Series!
Have you subscribed to Contra*?!? Contra* is a podcast about disability, design justice, and the lifeworld created by Aimi Hamraie and produced by the contributors to the Critical Design Lab, a multi-institution project. It's been an exciting year watching this project grow in my role as contributor to CDL and the podcast, and with our … Continue reading Contra* podcast
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 … Continue reading Disability Anthropology at the University of Toronto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZF1DW4Oyc8 Not long ago, I was in Russia, to take part in an event at European University at Saint Petersburg, DIS.ART – disability, ethnography & the arts on October 10, 2018. The event featured four creative works by a cohort of medical ethnographers working on disability at European University in Saint Petersburg. The evening started … Continue reading Disability, Art & Ethnography in St Petersburg