Very delighted to announce that the book is now available! Order your copy from University of Toronto Press now. And visit the companion webpage [opens in new tab] where you can find supplemental resources, watch videos of past performances of the play, and consider performing the work yourself!
Watch the virtual launch event for “Digital Selves”
In November 2021, the authors and editors of a special issue of the journal Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media gathered online for a panel hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. A recording of the panel discussion is available on YouTube, and embedded below. The issue, “Digital Selves: … Continue reading Watch the virtual launch event for “Digital Selves”
Elegy for Lyosha (and others)
July 2, 2021 Emergent Pandemic Strategies among Disabled Adults in Long Term Care An elegy for one disabled artist’s death from COVID-19 in Russia, as others seek alternatives to institutionalization. In July 2020, Alexei Dymdymarchenko, Lyosha or Dym-Dym to his friends, an artist whose work I had been following, died of complications from the COVID-19 … Continue reading Elegy for Lyosha (and others)
Follow the Centre for Global Disability Studies Online!
The Centre for Global Disability Studies at the University of Toronto will celebrate it's first birthday this July, 2021. In the past year, we've been so lucky to assemble a community of faculty and graduate students at UofT. We also chartered our small grants program for UofT researchers and a group of our core lab … Continue reading Follow the Centre for Global Disability Studies Online!
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 … Continue reading A new disability studies research community at UofT
Announcing the Centre for Global Disability Studies – and a job opportunity
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
#CripRitual is coming this winter!
UPDATE: This project has been postponed by one year due to the pandemic, and the exhibition will now take place in Winter 2021. 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 … Continue reading #CripRitual is coming this winter!
Talking Disability Art with Eliza Chandler, Lindsey Fisher, and Sean Lee
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
Book available for pre-order!
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!
Disability Studies Lecture Series!
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!