The Centre for Disability Studies (University of Leeds) Postgraduate Conference Organising Committee were pleased to invite early career researchers to the CDS PG conference 2019. This year the overall theme of the event was: ‘Disability Studies: Past, Present and Future’
The conference took place 11-12 July 2019
Venue: University of Leeds, Social Sciences Building
This was a student-led and student-run event. Students who are currently undertaking or who have recently completed any level of postgraduate study in the field of Disability Studies (any disciplinary background) were invited to present a paper or poster. The conference provided a friendly, supportive platform for PGs to present research and celebrate progress and advancements in the understanding of disability and disability activism. The promotion of engagement between PGs, academics and disability activists was at the heart of the conference.
Day 1 Keynote speaker: Professor Roger Slee (University of South Australia), internationally renowned researcher in Disability Studies in Education and leading expert on Inclusive Education.
Day 2 Plenary speaker: Professor Colin Barnes (University of Leeds), leading scholar in Disability Studies, whose work on disability politics and policy has been influential, globally.
Interactive Workshop: Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell (University of Dundee), internationally renowned scholar and pioneer of Studies in Ableism.
Click here for the Conference Programme
Click here for Book of Abstracts
Below is a montage of photos from the day [description: conference flier, presenters 'in action', audience shots & sample of tweets from delegates stating that they had enjoyed and learnt much from the event]
From the Conference Team