January 4, 2021
In today's episode, I speak with Dr. Jeff Preston about his research on digital culture and disability, internet memes, and his love/hate relationship with the 6ix god, Drake. We also discuss how disability can save the world...
Academic Crush - Louis Althusser
Currently reading -
Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari
The Interdependency Series by John Scalzi
(PS - my audio is bad...we are working on it, promise).
December 18, 2020
In today's episode, I speak with Tracy Tidgwell about their activism and work in the fat liberation movement. We discuss the pandemic, the connections between fatness and disability...and Parker Posey is discussed, of course! We also discuss how disability can save the world...
Crush: Sondra Solovay; Da'Shaun Harrison; Caleb Luna
Book recommendation: Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
May 31, 2020
In today's episode, I speak with jes sachse about their works and writings as a disabled artist. We discuss their past project Freedom Tube, their poetry and writing, and their love of found street objects. We also discuss how disability can save the world…
May 1, 2020
In this week's episode, I speak with Dr. Chelsea Jones about the massive shift to online teaching in higher education since the start of the pandemic. Chelsea discusses the implications of this shift on the sector, instructors, and students, and describes what it really means to make online teaching accessible. We also discuss her life outside of academia and she answers the question, how can disability save the world...
Academic Crush - dr. nancy via davis halifax
Lukewarm book recommendation - Station eleven by E. S. J. Mandel
Some works cited in the pod:
April 17, 2020
In today's show, I speak with Dr. Jenna Reid about her research involving textiles, her joy for everything earl grey tea and punk rock, and how she thinks - maybe - disability can save the world...
Academic Crush - None. Get your act together academia.
Book Recommendation - Lilith's Brood by Octavia Butler
April 10, 2020
In today's episode, I speak with Dr. Sona Kazemi about her forthcoming book, her new model of disability, and everything to do with resistance against the current Iranian state. I speak with her about her love of poetry and art, and of course, ask her how disability can save the world...
Dr. Sona Kazemi - https://sonakazemi.wordpress.com/
Academic Crush - Dr. Shokoufeh Sakahi - https://yorku.academia.edu/ShokoufehSakhi
Book Recommendation -
Torture in the Name of Allah: Ghezelhesar Prison by Iraj Mesdaghi (Author), Sepehr Manochehri (Editor, Translator)
Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment in Iran by Shahla Talebi
Call for Papers - Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal https://rdsjournal.org/index.php/journal/article/view/963
April 7, 2020
In today's show, I speak with Dr. Tobin LeBlanc Haley about her work at the intersections of homelessness, urban/rural fringe, disability and race. We discuss her life outside of work - her love of running and 80s music - and she tells us how disability can save the world...
Shout out to Re*Vision Centre for Arts and Social Justice at the University of Guelph for their support of Dr. Haley's work.
Dr. Tobin LeBlanc Haley - tlhaley.com
Academic Crushes - Dr. Sami Schalk - @DrSamiSchalk/ Simone Schmidt - https://www.fiverfiverfiver.com/.
Book Recommendations - The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline/ A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold