CFP: Get involved in the 2012-13 Disability Research Forum Seminar Series

The DRF is looking for people to present as part of it’s 2012-13 seminar series.  The dates are as follows:

DRF Seminar Schedule 2012-2013

 1.                  18th December 2012 (Tues) 2pm-3.30pm

Katherine Runswick-Cole(Research Institute of Health and Social Change, Department of Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University):  (Neuro)diversity: pros and cons for (neoliberal) social policy

This paper sets out to explore the term ‘neurodiversity’ and to examine the potential and limitations of ‘a politics of neurodiversity’ (Singer, 1999) in a neoliberal social policy context.  This work in progress seeks to problematise the notions of neurodiversity and neo-liberal social policy and to explore the possibilities of a politics of dismodernity (Davis, 2003).

Followed by Christmas Tea!

2.                 9th January 2013 (Weds) 12pm-2pm, Arundel 10111

Slot 1: Jenny Slater (Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion): “You’re not, I mean… I know you’re not, but I have to ask, you’re not… sexually active, are you?” Youth, disability and sexuality

Slot 2: TBC

3.                 13th February 2013 (Weds) 4.30pm-6pm, Arundel 10212

Dan Goodley (Department of Education, Sheffield University): What is critical disability studies?

4.                 11th March 2013 (Mon) 11am-1pm, Arundel 10111

Slot 1: TBC

Slot 2: TBC

5.                 15th April 2013 (Mon) 11am-1pm, Arundel 10111

Slot 1: TBC

Slot 2: TBC

More information on specific seminars will be announced shortly.

If you, or anybody you know, would like to present at a DRF seminar please do get in touch.  Alternatively, let us know if there is an issue/article/book on which you’d like to facilitate discussion.  Please email Rebecca Mallett: r.mallett@shu.ac.uk. More information on the venue can be found here and we’d like to take this opportunity to remind all presenters of the Accessible Presenting Info here.  We look forward to productive and engaging discussions ahead.

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