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I’m A Disabled Academic…Get Me In There!

By Stephie Lacey As a woman who is fairly new to academia and in fact disability (I have been using a wheelchair full time since 2015), I find myself increasingly exposed to, though less surprised by, exclusionary practices in academic spaces. What became evident was that, in some cases, the people I was with had […]

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Race and Disability in the Academy

By Moya Bailey I have, until recently, worked in disability studies as an accomplice, understanding myself as able-bodied and as someone who does not have physical impairments that impact my daily movement through the world. I have however been diagnosed with a chronic illness that is changing the way I understand myself and is surfacing much […]

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Making Visible: Chronic Illness and the Academy

By Anna Ruddock Chronically ill academics are not invisible. We are everywhere: as students, teachers, and colleagues. And neither are our illnesses invisible. Not really. Not if you come to know us; if you learn what to look for, to listen for, to ask. Less visible, but insidious and disabling, is the ableism that ensures […]

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