A new disability studies research community at UofT

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 the new Centre for Global Disability Studies, a group that supports faculty, students and researchers doing justice-oriented disability studies with a transnational, anti-racist, anti-colonial approach across the three University of Toronto campuses.

It’s been an slow and thoughtful process to collectively recognize the goals, vision, and mission of the group, and I’ve learned so much as it has come together through a year-long consultation process last academic year, and a building phase this academic year (read more about this in my letter from the director here).

The new Centre offers a small grants program to UofT researchers, and will begin presenting public- and campus- facing events later this spring. We also hold biweekly lab core meetings, and offer RA-ships for graduate students. Check us out!

The logo of the Centre for Global Disability Studies.
A large blurry circle with two small bright red and pink circles overlapping.