Critical Dis/ability Studies: Thoughts on an Interdisciplinary Field

21 July 2017
3.00 pm to 4.30 pm
Deakin Downtown

In this free public lecture, Professor Dan Goodley (University of Sheffield) will introduce four established approaches to the study of disability, which cover the medical, moral, minority, relational and cultural models of disability.

Event details

Critical disability studies is a place populated by people who advocate building upon the foundational perspectives of disability studies, whilst integrating new and transformative agendas associated with postcolonial, queer and feminist theories.

Paying due consideration to four emerging approaches of critical disability studies - Crip Studies, Critical Studies of Ableism, Global South Disability Studies and Dis/ability Studies, Dan will then consider three key themes that may well shape some of the next stages of critical disability studies scholarship, research and activism:

  • the question of the human
  • bodies that matter
  • the global biopolitics of dis/ability.

Professor Dan Goodley

Dan Goodley is Professor of Disability Studies and Education at the University of Sheffield. Dan is interested in theorising and challenging the conditions of disablism (the social, political, cultural and psycho-emotional exclusion of people with physical, sensory and/or cognitive impairments) and ableism (the contemporary ideals on which the able, autonomous, productive citizen is based).

Recent work includes Disability Studies, Dis/ability studies, Human Activism, iHuman and DisHuman.

Australian sign language (AUSLAN) interpreters will be available at this event.

Register your interest

Book your spot to attend Dan Goodley's free lecture on critical disability studies.

register today

Key information

Date and time

21 July 2017
3.00 pm to 4.30 pm


Deakin Downtown
Level 12, Tower 2
Collins Square
727 Collins Street, Melbourne