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This podcast brings you insights from leading experts in disability and mad studies from around the world. You’ll hear about the research and work of disabled scholars, activists, artists and our allies. You’ll also get some insight into their lives - their favourite non-DS activities, hobbies, and adventures. Most importantly, however, you’ll get to hear how they think disability can save the world…

Disability Saves the World with Dr. Fady Shanouda Fady Shanouda

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This podcast brings you insights from leading experts in disability and mad studies from around the world. You’ll hear about the research and work of disabled scholars, activists, artists and our allies. You’ll also get some insight into their lives - their favourite non-DS activities, hobbies, and adventures. Most importantly, however, you’ll get to hear how they think disability can save the world…

    Lauren Munro

    Lauren Munro

    In today's show, I am joined by Lauren Munro, a mad scholar and fat activist, a limited-term faculty member at Toronto Metropolitan University, and a PhD Candidate at Wilfrid Laurier University. We talk about her work with the Empowerment Council at CAMH where, alongside Lucy Costa, they teach psychiatric medical resident students a course called "Centering Madness."  We discuss the challenges and benefits of educating future psychiatrists about mad studies and consider how this might be one way that disability can save the world…
    Academic Crush: Caleb Luna, Merrick Pilling, and Eli Clare
    Currently reading: Queer and Trans Madness: Struggles for Social Justice by Merrick Pilling - The Stories Around Us, Edited by Rana Khan (associated email address is Anthology20rf@gmail.com)
    As always, a complete transcript of this podcast is available on my website: fadyshanouda.com

    • 58 min
    Dr. Merrick Pilling

    Dr. Merrick Pilling

    Content Warning - Mention of Suicide 
    In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Merrick Pilling (@chillingwithdr.pilling), an Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Windsor. We talk about his two new books - Queer and Trans Madness: Struggles for Social Justice and Interrogating Psychiatric Narratives of Madness: Documented Lives co-edited with Dr. Andrea Daley.  We also discuss the importance of Mad Studies-based interventions,  the absence of racialized and queer and trans mad people’s experiences in the field, the challenges of academic publishing, and of course, the different ways disability can save the world…
    Academic crush: Dr. Sami Schalk - Black Disability Politics
    Currently reading: People Change, Little Fish, Five Little Indians, and Butter Honey Pig Bread
    Event: Book Launch for Queer and Trans Madness: Struggles for Social Justice. June 12th, 2022 at 3:00 pm EST. Registration (free): https://tinyurl.com/3nzwbke4 
    Check out the website for more info: https://www.uwindsor.ca/wgst/StrugglesForSocialJustice

    • 23 min
    Megan Linton and Sarah Jama

    Megan Linton and Sarah Jama

    In today's show, I am joined by Megan Linton, a Ph.D. student of the Department of Sociology and Political Economy at Carleton University, and Sarah Jama, co-founder and executive director of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario in Hamilton Ontario. We talk about their new campaign to abolish long-term care in Canada, and the ways that disability can save the world. 
    Click here to learn more about the Disability Justice Network of Ontario. 
    Click here to sign the petition to abolish long-term care. 

    • 51 min
    Dr. Adam Davies

    Dr. Adam Davies

    In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Adam Davies, an Assistant Professor at the Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition at Guelph University, an Ontario Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) and an Ontario Certified Teacher, Primary-Junior. We talk about the important interventions in early childhood education that a mad studies perspective brings, the significance of lived experiences for teaching in the classroom, and the ways that disability can save the world. 
    Academic crush: Brenda A. LeFrancois and Ryan Thorneycroft
    Currently reading: Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm by Christian Madsbjerg, and Saving Normal by Allen Frances

    • 47 min
    Dr. Xuan Thuy Nguyen

    Dr. Xuan Thuy Nguyen

    In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Xuan Thuy Nguyen, an Associate Professor at Carleton University at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies & the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. We talk about decolonial disability studies, the work of doing research in global south countries, and the impact of southern theories on the meaning of disability. We also discuss how she thinks disability can save the world.
    Academic crush: Eunjung Kim, Karen Soldatic, and Shawn Grech
    Currently reading: Dis/ability in the Americas by Chantal Figueroa and David Hernández-Saca, Curative Violence by Eunjung Kim, Disability and Other Human Questions by Dan Goodley
    Learn more about the Decolonial Disability Studies Collective (DDSC) here.

    • 45 min
    Dr. Jihan Abbas

    Dr. Jihan Abbas

    In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Jihan Abbas, an instructor in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University and a researcher at DAWN-RAFH Canada, the DisAbled Women's Network. We talk about her experiences studying DS, her concern about the lack of access to vaccines for disabled people, and how she thinks disability can save the world.
    DAWN-RAFH Canada - https://www.dawncanada.net/
    Sins Invalid - https://www.sinsinvalid.org/
    Comic Books - Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)

    • 44 min

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