Disability Saves the World with Dr. Fady Shanouda
Dr. Merrick Pilling

Dr. Merrick Pilling

June 8, 2022

Content Warning - Mention of Suicide 

In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Merrick Pilling (@chillingwithdr.pilling), an Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Windsor. We talk about his two new books - Queer and Trans Madness: Struggles for Social Justice and Interrogating Psychiatric Narratives of Madness: Documented Lives co-edited with Dr. Andrea Daley.  We also discuss the importance of Mad Studies-based interventions,  the absence of racialized and queer and trans mad people’s experiences in the field, the challenges of academic publishing, and of course, the different ways disability can save the world…

Academic crush: Dr. Sami Schalk - Black Disability Politics

Currently reading: People Change, Little Fish, Five Little Indians, and Butter Honey Pig Bread

Event: Book Launch for Queer and Trans Madness: Struggles for Social Justice. June 12th, 2022 at 3:00 pm EST. Registration (free): https://tinyurl.com/3nzwbke4 

Check out the website for more info: https://www.uwindsor.ca/wgst/StrugglesForSocialJustice

Megan Linton and Sarah Jama

Megan Linton and Sarah Jama

January 24, 2022

In today's show, I am joined by Megan Linton, a Ph.D. student of the Department of Sociology and Political Economy at Carleton University, and Sarah Jama, co-founder and executive director of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario in Hamilton Ontario. We talk about their new campaign to abolish long-term care in Canada, and the ways that disability can save the world. 

Click here to learn more about the Disability Justice Network of Ontario. 

Click here to sign the petition to abolish long-term care. 

Dr. Adam Davies

Dr. Adam Davies

October 4, 2021

In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Adam Davies, an Assistant Professor at the Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition at Guelph University, an Ontario Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) and an Ontario Certified Teacher, Primary-Junior. We talk about the important interventions in early childhood education that a mad studies perspective brings, the significance of lived experiences for teaching in the classroom, and the ways that disability can save the world. 

Academic crush: Brenda A. LeFrancois and Ryan Thorneycroft

Currently reading: Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm by Christian Madsbjerg, and Saving Normal by Allen Frances

Dr. Xuan Thuy Nguyen

Dr. Xuan Thuy Nguyen

September 20, 2021

In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Xuan Thuy Nguyen, an Associate Professor at Carleton University at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies & the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. We talk about decolonial disability studies, the work of doing research in global south countries, and the impact of southern theories on the meaning of disability. We also discuss how she thinks disability can save the world.

Academic crush: Eunjung Kim, Karen Soldatic, and Shawn Grech

Currently reading: Dis/ability in the Americas by Chantal Figueroa and David Hernández-Saca, Curative Violence by Eunjung Kim, Disability and Other Human Questions by Dan Goodley

Learn more about the Decolonial Disability Studies Collective (DDSC) here.

Dr. Jihan Abbas

Dr. Jihan Abbas

June 22, 2021

In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Jihan Abbas, an instructor in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University and a researcher at DAWN-RAFH Canada, the DisAbled Women's Network. We talk about her experiences studying DS, her concern about the lack of access to vaccines for disabled people, and how she thinks disability can save the world.

DAWN-RAFH Canada - https://www.dawncanada.net/

Sins Invalid - https://www.sinsinvalid.org/

Comic Books - Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)

Special Episode 1

Special Episode 1

June 14, 2021

In today's special episode, I bring you a conference-presentation-style podcast in collaboration with the research project, Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life. 

This episode acts as our conference submission to the 2021 Arts in Society conference in Perth, Australia. In the episode, we discuss what barriers to the arts and artistry exist both on the ground and online in Canada for people with disabilities and examine creative, pedagogical, and technological interventions aimed at expanding access both structurally and epistemologically.

Regular episodes of DSTW will return soon!

Guest Bios:

Carla Rice, Professor, Canada Research Chair, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph, and founder of Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice. Principal Investigator and Co-Director (with Dr. Eliza Chandler) of Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life 

Eliza Chandler, Assistant Professor, School of Disability Studies at X University, Co-Director (with Dr. Carla Rice) of Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Principal Investigator of Accessing the Arts: Centring Disability Perspectives in Accessibility Initiatives

Chelsea Temple Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University. Research Associate, Re•Vision Centre for Art and Social Justice, and Principal Investigator of Troubling Vocalities: Disability and Deaf Art in Rural Canada.

Rana El Kadi, Ph.D. in Music (Ethnomusicology), University of Alberta. Research Associate, Re•Vision Centre for Art and Social Justice and Co-founder Emergent Futures CoLab and host of Talking Uncertainty

Kimberlee Collins, Research Assistant, Re•Vision Centre for Art and Social Justice, and doctoral student at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

Fady Shanouda, Assistant Professor, The Pauline Jewett Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton University 
Dr. Kelly Fritsch, Dr. Anne McGuire and Eduardo Trejos

Dr. Kelly Fritsch, Dr. Anne McGuire and Eduardo Trejos

May 31, 2021
In today's episode, I am for the first time joined by a group of folks. They are Dr. Kelly Fritsch, Dr. Anne McGuire, and Eduardo Trejos. We talk about their collective project, a children's book called We Move Together and of course, we discuss how they think disability can save the world.
 
We Move Together, AK Press by Kelly Fritsch, Anne McGuire, and Eduardo Trejos 
 
Learn more about the book, including where you can purchase it at wemovetogether.ca or email them at hello@wemovetogether.ca 
 
Check out Kelly’s work at kellyfritsch.ca 
 
You can also @ them here:
@kellyfritsch1
@wmtbook
@annemcguire
@edtrejos 
Dr. Alan Martino

Dr. Alan Martino

March 4, 2021

In today's show, I am joined by Alan Martino, an instructor at the Woman's and Gender Studies program at the University of Carleton. We discuss his work about the intersection of disability and sexuality by engaging with people labeled with intellectual disabilities and how he thinks disability can save the world.

Academic crush: Dorothy Smith

Currently reading: A Special Hell by Claudia Malacrida

Dr. Beth Haller

Dr. Beth Haller

February 10, 2021

In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Beth Haller, Professor of Mass Communication at Townsend University in the United States. We discuss her current book project about disabled media creators, television, and news, and how she thinks disability can save the world.

Currently reading: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Dr. Eliza Chandler

Dr. Eliza Chandler

January 18, 2021

In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Eliza Chandler, Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at Ryerson University and co-director of the Bodies in Translation. We discuss everything cripping the arts, her love of disability scholarship, and how she thinks disability can save the world. 

Academic crush - Aimi Hamraie

Currently reading - In the Wake by Christina Sharpe

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