Signal Boost: DisAbling Feminism: Sex, Gender, and Disability Studies

Hey, you! Do you sometimes find yourself asking the following…?

What are important conversations taking place between feminism and Disability Studies? How can a feminist approach (whatever that means) to abilism/ability/able-bodied privilege (however defined) raise new questions regarding the self, the state, the workplace and cultural conceptions of disability? How does Disability Studies force a reconsideration of traditional concepts within feminist theory and Women’s & Gender Studies?

Then you are very possibly an academic interested in the intersection of disability and gender, and might be interested in the Annual Meeting of the Critical Feminist Studies Division of the Cultural Studies Association over in the US!

The Critical Feminist Studies Division of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA) invites submissions for the 9th Annual Meeting to be held at Columbia College in Chicago, March 24-26, 2011.


To submit, please include the following:

1. Your name, email address, phone number, and institutional affiliation

2. Paper/presentation title

3. 500-word abstract

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2010.

Send inquires and submissions to:

Sarah L. Rasmusson & Sabrina Starnaman

Co-Chairs, Critical Feminist Studies Division

You can find full topic and submission details here.