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Online Talk — Academic Ableism and its Alternatives

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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Dr. Jay Dolmage will speak to a Brandon University audience on May 12, 2021.

A leading expert in the field of disability rights in post-secondary education will speak to a Brandon University (BU) audience next month.

Dr. Jay Dolmage’s online talk, “Academic Ableism and its Alternatives,” is open to all members of the BU community, as well as others interested in learning more about the topic. Presented by BU’s Employment Equity Working Group, the event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12. The talk will be streamed at Brandonu-ca.zoom.us/j/94485639631.

Dr. Dolmage’s biography:

I am committed to disability rights in my scholarship, service, and teaching. My work brings together rhetoric, writing, disability studies, and critical pedagogy. My first book, entitled Disability Rhetoric, was published with Syracuse University Press in 2014. Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education was published with Michigan University Press in 2017 and is available in an open-access version online. Disabled Upon Arrival: Eugenics, Immigration, and the Construction of Race and Disability was published in 2018 with Ohio State University Press. I am the Founding Editor of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies.

Brandon University is committed to being an accessible institution. To ensure that any event is available to all who are interested in attending, please advise us in advance of any accessibility considerations. Accessibility contact: communications@brandonu.ca


Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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