9th Annual Critical Disability Studies Students’ Association

Graduate Student Conference Agenda

Saturday April 6, 2013

 Registration  Refreshment                                      8:30– 9:00 am

Session 1                                                                          9:00 – 10:30 am

Panel 1:                       Care

Critical Analysis of Group Homes for Parents with a Child with Developmental    Disability

Michael Goldberg

Running Head: Power Relations in Psychiatric Facilities

Sona Kazemi

Disability Justice and the Politics and Social Relations of Care in Grassroots          Community Organizing

Mary Jean Hande

Panel 2:              Examination of context/definitions  

Resilience: A marginalizing concept for individuals and families with diverse           abilities

Emily  Hutcheon

Why identifying location is important: Making academic articles accessible to other           disciplines and non-academics

Hilda Smith

Women living with HIVAIDS: An Emerging Disability

Maria Thornton

Session 2                                                                   10:30 – 12:00 pm

Panel 1:          Policy development and implementation            

Seizing Opportunities: Disability and the Post-Conflict Policy Agenda

Rebecca Irvine

Funding Allocation for Mental Health Services: A Perspective from First Nations Reserves in Ontario

Sean Hillier

Realising Rights: Article 33 of the CRPD

Meredith Raley

 Panel 2:          Identity

Young People Constructing Dyslexia Online: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Aubry Threlkeld

Representations of self in the vlogosphere

Donna Lee

Wretched Bodies

Brendan Wilson

 Lunch   (will be provided)                                                   12:00 – 1:00 pm

Art Sessions                                                                                (during lunch)

 Session 3                                                                                      1:00  –  2:30 pm

 Panel 1:          Medical Model

Shamed into “Health” or Shamed into Hiding? The Role of “Obesity Epidemic”     Discourses in Responses to Fat Women’s Claims to Beauty

Elisabeth Harrison

Canguilhem and Disability Theory

Martin Boucher

Electrical Violences: How Electricity is Used to Punish and Control.

A.J. Withers

Session 4                                                                                         2:30 – 3:30 pm

Panel 1:          Role

Supporting Students with Mental Health Problems: Implications for Post- Secondary       Instructors

Maria Lucia Di Placito

Complicating the Roles of Mother-Activists in Disability Studies

Susan Macri

Panel 2:          Education

From diagnosis to disavowal: one disabled student’s journey in special education        

Fady Shanouda

Citizenship and Disability: Belonging within the institution of education

Gillian Parekh

Keynote Address                                                                         3:30 – 4:30 pm

From Metaphor to Misery: How the Mental Illness Industry Creates Genuine      Disability

-Irit Shimrat

Performance:                                                                              4:30 – 5:30 pm

My Leaky Body

-Julie Devaney