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ln this blog MA Disability Studies student Rebecca Porter offers a personal reflection on the ‘Cripping the Muse’ Conference held July 2018 at the School of Music, University of Leeds and co-sponsored by the Centre for Disability Studies. This landmark event brought together scholars working at the intersection of Music...

Earlier this year our Deputy Director, Angharad Beckett, met with Elivra Psaila, PhD student at the University of Malta, at the inaugural conference run by the Department for Disability Studies, University of Malta. Angharad was delighted to learn of a project Elvira had run to provide disabled children with an opportunity to be creative and...

The inaugural Ableism in Academia conference took place 23rd March 2018 at University College London. The event was co-sponsored by the Centre for Disability Studies (CDS) and Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law, University of Leeds. CDS PhD student, Gillian Loomes, spoke at the event. It was also attended by...

In April Julia Bahner, postdoctoral research fellow in CDS, visited Japan to present her research and meet with disabled people’s organisations and academics. The trip was arranged by Tomoko Hikuma from Den-en Chofu University, who recently returned to Japan after spending 6 months in Leeds at the Centre for Disability Studies, as a...

Hurried Lives: Trust in the future? In this blog CDS member Stephen Hallett considers the implications of the ‘hurried lives’ many people are living in China today and a fear that society will simply not have the time or “patience” to allow disabled people to live decent and dignified lives....

We are delighted to introduce the new CDS Leeds Blog. In this first post Dr Tom Campbell, CDS Member and Deputy Director of the Bauman Institute at the University of Leeds, offers a tantalizing insight into hitherto (largely) unknown thinking of Zygmunt Bauman on disability. Tom is currently undertaking work...