Calls for Papers

Please post calls that may be of interest to disability researchers in the Comments Section to this page (below).  The CDSSA will make an effort to post regularly, so that you might find new calls for papers of interest whenever you visit this website.

Below are two York-based Journals that publish an annual volume on disability-related subjects. Check their Announcement sections for any upcoming opportunities!

*Caption: The heading contains 3 images.  From left: Laurence Parent speaking, a group of disability rights advocates posing for the camera with their fists in the air, rally sign saying “L’Exclusion n’est pas in Projet pour Montréal”.  These pictures were taken from a RAPLIQ demonstration in Montréal.

3 thoughts on “Calls for Papers

  1. Call for Papers:
    York WIDEN @ Winters 2011-2012 Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium Series

    York WIDEN @ Winters is starting again, and we are looking for graduate presenters from every discipline! York WIDEN @ Winters is an interdisciplinary graduate symposium series that seeks to break down the walls of specialization and encourage scholarly innovation.

    Each meeting in the series is organized around a common theme. Two to three graduate students from different departments present their research on that theme for 15-20 minutes each, with a half hour or so of discussion following the presentations. The symposium prompts discussion that tests the limits of disciplinary boundaries.

    Presenting in this casual, interdisciplinary atmosphere is a unique opportunity to present your research to a non-specialist audience and engage scholars from outside your specialty area in discussion and friendly debate.

    If you are interested in presenting, please send an email and a brief description of your research to James Watson-Gaze ( To join our mailing list, contact Kristen Ames (

    We hope to hear from you!

  2. There is going to be a chapter on dis/ability and Deaf identities in the upcoming book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. The Trans Bodies, Trans Selves book project is for trans people and by trans people. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a resource guide for trans people, covering health, legal issues, cultural and social questions, history, theory, and more. Each chapter will be written by separate transgender and/or genderqueer author(s). This chapter is specifically for and by trans people with disabilities and trans people who are Deaf.

    How can I get involved?
    There are many ways to get involved, depending on what interests you and the amount of time and energy you have. This could include writing a piece yourself, including arts-based work, being interviewed about your own experience, or reviewing the materials for the chapter. We are interested in hearing your voices and including your perspectives.

    What do you mean by dis/ability?
    There are many people who identify proudly as disabled people, or people with dis/abilities. There are also others who have been labelled with disabilities but who may or may not identify with this label. You may have claimed or reclaimed other terms or labels that have meaning for you. You may also have intersecting identities. If you identify as having a disability, or if you have lived experience of being labelled with a disability, it would be great to communicate with you. And if you’re not sure if this is a project for you, just ask, we’re happy to connect!

    What can I submit?
    This is not an academic project. The book will include information that trans people find helpful in a range of formats including essays, poetry, interviews, and art.

    Accessibility/ Ways of Working/ Involvement
    Our goal is to welcome and include cross-disability perspectives in this chapter, and to make this project as accessible as possible. If you know someone who might be interested in this project, please share this information. Let’s work together to create something that really reflects the diversity of our trans experience as people with disabilities and people who are Deaf.

    We are open to finding ways to make contributing to this chapter open and accessible to you. Please let us know how to best to facilitate this and we will try to make it work! (Some options include: having someone interview you instead of you writing something, two or more people working on pieces together, we can also try to find support for you to produce art or writing that tells your story etc.)

    To find out more about this project, please contact us with your ideas or questions by September 1, 2011. Final submissions will be due by October 15, 2011.

    Syrus Marcus Ware

    Zack Marshall

  3. Aloha. The Conference below may be of interest to some of you. Some may also recall when David Pfeiffer co-chaired this Conference section. After he passed I was honored to be asked to continue his (and CDS’s) role as a co-chair.

    Section on Chronic Disease & Disability

    Western Social Science Association

    54th Annual Conference

    April 11-14, 2012

    Houston, Texas

    The WSSA’s 2012 annual national conference will take place in Houston, April 11 – April 14, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Houston and the Section on Chronic Disease & Disability of the Western Social Science Association (the precursor of the Society for Disability Studies) invites you to present.

    The Section encourages research on policies, problems, cultural representations, health issues, and experiences that involve people with disabilities and chronic disease. The Section invites abstracts for individual paper presentations, panels, or roundtables on a wide range of topics in disability studies to be presented at its annual meeting in 2012. The Western Social Science Association assumes that all participants will cover their own travel costs. For conference information including registration and hotel links, please visit the WSSA website at

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