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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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What does Brexit mean for disabled migrants and carers from the European Economic Area?

In this podcast our managing editor, Michaela Benson, discusses the implications of Brexit for disabled EEA migrants and carers with Dieuwertje Dyi Huijg, Yraegael Alexis and Christiane Link, chair of Disire. Originally posted 16th February 2018.

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Critical Sociologies of Disability Within and Beyond the Academy: Some Post Conference Reflections

By Francesca Peruzzo Would you be able to put the thrill of presenting your own research, your own findings, and your own applied analytical methods in two important international conferences within your field of studies into words? Funding from the Sociological Review Foundation allowed me to attend two of the most prominent conferences on disability […]

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Chronic Academics

Performing the Disabled Body in Academia

By Luke Walker Since my diagnosis with Crohn’s disease in autumn 2015, the central challenge has been finding ways to perform invisible disability. There is much to say sociologically about a willingness to be seen, yet the semiotics of body politics and performance in favour of being seen has been most explicit in university. The […]

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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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On Good Days, I Am Excited

By Anna Ruddock I am beginning this on a bad day. Not the worst kind of bad day – I am, after all, typing, and therefore thinking, albeit slowly, sludgily. How to describe this? Each time I try, I express it differently. Today it is as though my brain is a cautious thing; a wounded […]

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Global Societies: Fragmenting and Connecting

By Rebecca Fish In 2015/16 we ran our conference funding for Early Career Researchers scheme for the second time. In this series of posts, some of the winners report from the conferences they attended with our support.  As an early career researcher, I was extremely fortunate that the Sociological Review agreed to fund my trip to Birmingham’s […]

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