We have a new name and a new website.
From October 2020 onwards, this website will not be updated.
Please visit the new site:
You are invited to attend the Disability and Feminism Reading Group. The group started January 2020, initially to prepare for a conference that was going to be organised around Feminism & Disability in the UK. Due to COVID-19, it is unclear whether the conference will happen. Since the RG has been successful, we will continue to meet in the 2020-21 academic year and the RG is now open to all those wanting to attend. The Disability and Feminism RG is intended for all academics, students, and others interested in reading and discussing academic texts on disability, feminism and related themes.
Each meeting, we read and discuss one or two academic texts. There is also a 'further reading' available for those who want to read a bit more on the topic after the meeting. The texts aim to have, in various ways, an intersectional angle and come from critical and related disability studies - as well as neurodiversity studies and mad studies. They are grounded in various academic disciplines and explore a range of perspectives. While we might read texts that use the medical model of disability, note that we will do so to critique.
*** Next meeting: Friday 6 Nov. Theme: Newgenics (click here) ***
How to register for meetings and stay updated: If you are interested in attending one or more meetings, please read the ground rules first. Then send an email to the reading group with the following information:
confirm you read the ground rules and will abide by them
if you're an academic member, what your your institution and discipline is.
Your name will then be added to our mailing list and receive regular reminders.
Have a look at the 'neurodiversity reading group' as well, which you can access here.
Meetings: 1st Friday of the month (Note: the January meeting is 8 Jan - the 2nd Friday)
Email: disabilityandfeminismrg AT gmail DOT com
Coordinators: Dr Kelsie Acton and Dr Dyi Huijg