NWSA Panel CFP: Revisiting, Reclaiming & Re-imagining Feminist Disability Futures

deadline for submissions: 
February 28, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Orsak
contact email: 

Amidst a growing insistence on disability futures, this panel centers the future of feminist disability scholarship. Taking up the conference sub-theme of Revisiting, Reclaiming & Re-imagining, panelists propose new directions for feminist disability thought not by looking forward, but through a transformative turn to alternative pasts. Recent critical disability scholarship reimagines the field’s scholarly origins and objects, including Sami Schalk and Jina B. Kim’s call for feminist-of-color disability studies and the Crip Genealogies edited volume. This panel foregrounds this twinned intervention in field-narration and analytic objects--insisting that both are necessary for transformative feminist disability thought. Both require revisiting, reclaiming & re-imagining histories of disability and disability studies--forwarding feminist disability futures.


Potential papers should:

- Approach disability via critical feminist thought on race, empire, or sexuality, and address how these fields/scholars/lines of thought reimagine disability scholarship

- Examine texts or events from the past as a means of shifting the field

If you are interested, please send a 100-word abstract to orsak@virginia.edu by February 28, 2023.