CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS
EXPLORING LAW, DISABILITY AND THE CHALLENGE OF EQUALITY IN CANADA AND IN THE US
DECEMBER 5, 2014
BERKELEY LAW SCHOOL
This symposium brings together scholars interested in the field of law to discuss the achievements and the challenges that continue to face persons with disabilities in their social struggle for equality in each of Canada and the US. A relatively new field, disability legal studies is an inherently interdisciplinary one that challenges us to consider the "disability angles" of the law and the real lived experiences of persons with disabilities (Kanter, 2011). Questions such as how the law does and should regulate the lives of persons with disabilities, how persons with disabilities can induce change in policy and legislation, and the ways in which the experiences of persons with disabilities are reflected in the law will be explored. In this symposium, scholars will present research on a variety of issues relating to disability discrimination but which all raise a clarion call for a crisper theoretical and practical engagement between law, persons with disabilities, and society in order to effect social change. The symposium will showcase and interrogate methods, theoretical and practical perspectives, and research findings in the pursuit of equality through disability legal studies research in the United States and Canada. The papers will be published in a special issue of the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice in 2015, coinciding with the 25 year anniversary of the ADA.
Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley Canadian Studies Program, University of California, Berkeley Center for the Study of Law and Society (CSLS), Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley Disability Studies Cluster and the Diversity and Democracy Cluster of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of California, Berkeley University of Windsor Faculty of Law, Canada
CONFERENCE on Law & Disability in Canada and the US, Dec. 05, 2014:
Announcing major research programme in intellectual disabilities and autism
I am delighted to announce the 1st call for proposals in the ASSISTID programme is now open. ASSISTID is a €9M Marie Curie collaborative research programme to develop Assistive Technologies for Intellectual Disability and Autism and is cofunded by the European Commission and the Irish charity RESPECT. It is the largest programme of its kind in Europe and will train experienced researchers in the skills necessary to make a difference in the lives of people with autism and intellectual disability (ID) through improved communication, social inclusion and education. This is the first time a network of multidisciplinary researchers have come together on this scale to collaborate and develop assistive technologies for those with autism and ID.
Please can you circulate this information to your colleagues who may be interested in this exciting project? We wish to attract top quality international fellows from a broad range of disciplines including behaviour analysis, rehabilitation, computer science, policy, ethics and augmentative and alternative communication. It is a fantastic opportunity for researchers to obtain expert training as a prestigious Marie Curie Fellow, experience international mobility and to learn the skills to become leaders in research, practice and policy. More information is available on our website www.assistid.eu and on the attached flyers.
Deadline: 30 November 2014
Number of fellowships available: 16 incoming fellowships and 4 outgoing fellowships with compulsory return phase
Duration of the fellowships: 24 months for incoming fellowships and 36 months for outgoing fellowships
Research Area: Assistive Technologies for autism and intellectual disability
Benefits: First and largest programme of its kind in Europe; International mobility; Expert training on dedicated personal project; Acceptance into a network of leading multidisciplinary researchers in the field; Secondments to academic or private sector partners; Training workshops and Research Forum for fellows; Competitive salary with benefits
Requirements: Experienced researcher, i.e. must hold a doctoral degree or at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience
Sheeona Gorman, ASSISTID Programmes Manager
DOCTRID Programmes Manager
ADMIRE Programmes Manager
Call for Interview Participants:
Christine Rushton, a graduate student at Newhouse, is interested in interviewing students with marginalized genders and sexualities for a feature/profile on NewsHouse online. If you’re interested, please email Christine today!
Call for Research Participants:
Researchers in the Communications Department at Wake Forest University are looking for undergraduates to participate in a research study about supportive communication and non-heteronormative identity distress in undergraduates. In the current study, non-heteronormative identity distress involves feeling stressed about being non-heteronormative (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, intersex, and/or "other" in terms of sexual and/or gender identity).
To be eligible to participate in this study, participants must be 18-22 years old, be non-heteronormative in terms of identity, be experiencing non-heteronormative identity distress, have a roommate, have a resident assistant (RA) in their place of living, and have visited their university’s LGBT Resource Center at least once.
Participation in this research study involves an online survey (about 25 minutes).
Study participants will have to chance to earn one of five $20 Amazon gift cards as compensation for their participation.
Call for Papers: Ethics Beyond Troubling: Towards Queer(ed) (Vari)Ability
The first VariAbilities conference at Emory University in 2013 changed the area of study from objective to subjective by questioning the dis/abled binary, and we would like to follow this new direction with a second conference held at Winchester University. VariAbilities II is planned to be held in the South of England 20-25 (20-23) July 2015.
Queering the academic conference format, Variabilities II will be hosted at two places: at the University of Winchester and at the other end of the Pilgrims’ Way in Canterbury at Canterbury Christ Church University. VariAbilit(ies) II part-merges with Queering Paradigms 6 organized by B Scherer
(email@example.com) to form a conference continuum, variably the “same only different”.
VariAbilit(ies) II University of Winchester
VariAbilit(ies) II Queering Paradigms 6 University of Winchester
VariAbilit(ies) II Queering Paradigms 6 Canterbury Christ Church
Queering Paradigms 6 Canterbury Christ Church
QP6 extra (possible) tba
Continuing the intensive workshop format of the first VariAbilities conference, we aim to restrict the papers to fit with a consecutive sessions-only format of 30 or so papers under the coherent theme of Ethics Beyond Troubling: Towards Queer(ed) (Vari)Ability.
In order to facilitate both a high intensity discourse and still maximize participation we might include one or more poster presentation session(s).
Hence the Variabilities II conference aims to establish a multidisciplinary and bi- (or multi)- locational discourse around the possibility, challenges and potential of Intersectional Disability/Sexuality Ethics and Practices beyond subversion and troubling.
In particular we invite submissions of proposals in the area of Post/Queer(ed) Ethics (Applied or Theoretical) intersecting with, troubling and transcending (paradigms in) Life Writing, Experiences of Health Care, Special Needs Education and the Law. Further intersections could include age; race/ethnicity; socio-economic status; religion/faith/irreligion.
Paper (poster) abstracts and panel proposals are invited by 30 October 2014. Please send to Chris Mounsey firstname.lastname@example.org and Stan.email@example.com
Paper abstracts should be around 300 words long and include a clear rationale of the relevance of the paper to the conference theme and an indication whether the paper is intended to be an original (unpublished and not under review) contribution to the second Variabilities book, to be published 2016 with Palgrave Macmillan.
Please note that we expect a high volume of submissions. !
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DaDaFest International Congress: Disability Culture and Human Rights
7th International "Together Against Stigma" Conference - San Francisco
In February 2015, the 7th International “Together Against Stigma” Conference will be held in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency. The conference will be hosted by California’s Mental Health Movement, “Each Mind Matters”, with the parallel theme, Each Mind Matters: Empowering Community Mental Health through Research, Practice, Policy and Advocacy through a collaboration between the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS), and the World Psychiatric Association’s (WPA) Scientific Research Subcommittee on Stigma and Mental Health. The goals of the conference are: to provide a forum that will strengthen and empower the voice of individuals, communities, and stigma researchers; to advance education about stigma and discrimination; to increase awareness of the effects of stigma and discrimination on community mental health and access to quality and culturally responsive care. The conference sponsors hope to engage new and non-traditional stakeholders via culturally responsive, person-first, evidence based support and services.Please see attached for additional information about the conference and for the Call for Research Submissions. Hope to see you there!
To view the full forum, click the link below:
Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web & Technology Conference
November 17 - 21, 2014
If you have any questions contact Howard Kramer at 303-492-8672 or at the email below