Theorising Ableism in Research Intensive Webinar

24th May 2018

(London 12.00 noon – 3.30 pm; New York 7.00am – 10.30am;
Sydney 21.00 – 12.30am; Auckland 23.00- 2.30am)
For other location times use:

***Maximum of TEN Participants ***

Purpose: Studies in Ableism (SiA) has intensified in the past decade and
SiA is now becoming a popular conceptual approach for research about
abledment and/or disability. This 3.5 hours intensive workshop will provide
an opportunity for participants to make a spotlight presentation (15 mins)
about the utility of SiA in an area of their research. As the workshop will
be restricted to those presenting their work, there will be rich
opportunities for engagement, clarifications and discussion. The aim is to
share new knowledge about theorising ableism and its translation in
research outputs. We will use our collective insights to promote SiA as
beneficial for the study of difference and inequalities.

The workshop will be recorded and made publicly available for other
researchers unable to attend. It is proposed, subject to the agreement of
participants, to hold a follow up workshop at an agreed date to review
subsequent draft papers with a view to publication in a Special Issue of a
journal (yet to be negotiated). We expect there to be greater demand than
available participant places. There will be a waiting list. There is no fee
for this intensive. All participants are expected to commit to virtual
participation for the TOTAL duration of the workshop. If you are unable to
commit to the whole session, please do not apply. There will be a short
10-minute break after presentations before moving into discussion. The
medium of presentations will be English.

The intensive will be facilitated and is being organised by Dr Fiona Kumari
CAMPBELL, as an independent non-funded initiative, part of a voluntary
project “Introducing Studies in Ableism” (
which runs free and open access courses in a virtual environment.
Unfortunately, due to this being an entirely unfunded initiative live
captioning will not be available in this instance. The program will factor
in time differences to best meet the needs of presenters.

Application process
• Send details of your name, university affiliation, research discipline,
employment status (e.g. ECR, tenured, Post doc, PhD student etc), email
address, and abstract.
• Abstracts should include 3-5 keywords, a title and a maximum 300-word
• Send your application by 30th March 2018 to [log in to unmask]
• Successful participants will be notified shortly after the closing date
for abstracts and then will be sent details of the program including the
Zoom link (URL) for video conferencing.
• Successful applicants will be asked to sign an agreement accepting the
terms and conditions of workshop participation.
• Due to limited places (10), unsuccessful applicants should not assume any
inference is being made about the quality of their submission.
• All applications will be held in the strictest confidence.


*Dr Fiona A Kumari Campbell *

PhD *QUT*; BLegSt (Hons) *La Trobe*; AdvDipTheol *Univ Div*; JP (Qual)

School of Education & Social Work, University of Dundee,

Perth Road, Dundee, DD14HN. SCOTLAND, United Kingdom


Academia site: *

Adjunct Professor in Disability Studies, Department of Disability
Studies, Faculty of Medicine

University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


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