Canadian Disability Studies Association

Association #293
Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA)
Conference dates: 
Sunday, May 27, 2018 to Tuesday, May 29, 2018
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CDSA #293 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

The Canadian Disability Studies Association-Association canadienne des études sur le handicap(CDSA-ACÉH) 15th annual conference will take place May 27-29, 2018, at the University of Regina.

Our association will feature presentations, panels, workshops, posters, and artistic contributions on the theme, 'Grappling with Diversities', calling for works that examine the following question: How do we invite, reflect, and enact diversity in our scholarship, activism, and art on disability, Deafhood, and madness? Scholars and students, service providers and recipients, allies and advocates, artists and performers, educators and lawmakers comprise the community engaging with this theme.

Director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute of the University of Toronto, Dr. Rinaldo Walcott will deliver our keynote address. Dr. Walcott is a renowned scholar in Black, transnational, and diaspora studies; and queer and gender theory. His prolific publication record includes 1997 Black Like Who?: Writing Black Canada, and 2016 Queer Returns: Essays on Multiculturalism, Diaspora, and Black Studies.

Call-for-papers deadline: 
December 1, 2017
President's Reception: 
May 27, 2018
Program Chairs: 

Randy Johner, University of Regina

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Faith Savarese, University of Regina