Centre for Culture &
                Disability Studies  

Our Conference

Disability and Disciplines:
The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies

5-6 July, 2017

Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University

Keynote Speakers:

Crip Times: Disability Politics in a Post-Truth Era
Robert McRuer, George Washington University

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Re-making Mothering Through Critical Disability Studies
Katherine Runswick-Cole, Manchester Metropolitan University

The Biopolitics of Disability: Alternative Ethical Maps for Living Interdependently
David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder, George Washington University


Plenary Panels:

What Sort of Knowledge does Simulation Stimulate?
Rod Michalko, Devon Healey, and Tanya Titchkosky, University of Toronto

Across the Disciplines
Owen Barden, Ria Cheyne, and Claire Penketh, Liverpool Hope University

Interdisciplinarity is pivotal in the development of the academy for many reasons, some of which form the conceptual framework of the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies. Although far from straightforward in practice, the thinking is that interdisciplinarity leads to curricular reform that itself leads to changes in social attitudes - or more specifically, that appreciation of disability studies within the various academic disciplines ultimately contributes to the erosion of ableism and disablism in culture and society.

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