First issue out of Indian Journal of Critical Disability Studies (InJCDS)

In Uncategorized on January 7, 2021 at 2:14 pm

First issue out of Indian Journal of Critical Disability Studies (InJCDS) an open-source, online, international peer-reviewed journal published twice a year (January and July). https://jcdsi.org/index.php/injcds

For this inaugural issue

Invited Papers

Dan Goodley: Disability studies and human encounters12-21.

Fiona Kumari Campbell: Indian contributions to thinking about Studies in Ableism: Challenges, dangers and possibilities 22-40.

Gregor Wolbring: Violence and Abuse through an Ability Studies lens 41-67.

Other sections


Khairani Barokka: “Resetting” Extraction and Ableist, Colonial Pandemic Manifestations 68-70.

Tanmoy Bhattacharya: The killing of Eyad Al-Hallaq by the Israeli border police on 30 May 2020 71-76.


CDS IMembers: Hemachandran Karah’s paper “Ahimsa and the ethics of caring: Gandhi’s spiritual experiments with truth via an idea of a vulnerable human body” 77-93.


Abhishek Anicca: The beauty of patterns: A review of Five Poems by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay, 2010. 94-103

C. Raghava Reddy: Ghai Anita, ed.,Disability in South Asia: Knowledge and Experiences, Sage Publishing India, 2018. 104-109

Annavaram: The Inauguration of a burgeoning discourse. Review of Disability Studies in India: Interdisciplinary Perspective edited by Nilika Mehrotra, 2020.109-115

Tanmoy Bhattacharya: Building with Care: A review of ‘Art Criticism and the Pandemic’116-120

my program is hiring

In Uncategorized on January 5, 2021 at 2:52 pm

We are hiring another tenure track instructor as our small but mighty program continues to grow. Please feel free to reach out with any questions. joanna.rankin@ucalgary.ca

Application deadline: February 15, 2021

Instructor ¿ Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (CRDS), Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 21972

Updated: December 22, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Instructor.  The major contributions of this position will be in teaching in inquiry-based undergraduate programs delivered on campus and through on-line modalities along with mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. The program includes an innovative community practicum component that this role will be expected to contribute to sustaining and building through direct undergraduate supervision during the practicum and the maintenance of positive community relationships.

This position is part of Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (CRDS), which includes the Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation (four-year and two-year post-diploma degree); Master of Science (thesis-based); and PhD program. CRDS is an innovative, dynamic and community engaged program of academic and professional inquiry aimed at interrogation of understandings and experiences of ‘disability’ as a social, cultural, economic and political phenomenon.  Through these offerings, CRDS prepares the next generation of social justice practitioners, advocates, policy makers and scholars through course, community-based research and practicum experiences in a wide range of community services and organizations.

Qualifications include a doctorate (PhD or equivalent) degree in a related discipline, experience in the disability field, and a minimum of 2 years of post-secondary teaching experience. Demonstrated online teaching experience is required. This role requires expertise in one or more areas of disability, related to life span development, community development, advocacy and activism, leadership and innovation, professional and research ethics, and inclusive practices.  Areas of expertise may include mad studies, queer studies, and critical disability studies.

The Instructor role includes 75% of time dedicated to teaching in the CRDS programs. While the primary role is teaching, Instructors are also expected to collaborate in other scholarly activities and contribute to service activities within the Department of Community Health Sciences.  Experience in inter-disciplinary partnerships in community contexts and/or inter-faculty collaboration in advancing critical disability studies is an asset. A working knowledge of distributed education strategies and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a collaborative culture are expected.

The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and supported.  This includes the provision of a formal mentoring program, internal grant review programs that enhance success in research grant applications, pilot funding programs and other support programs.

The University of Calgary has an Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure that is mandated to uphold and facilitate the university campus as a place for creative, respectful, constructive debate or dialogue about controversial issues in a safe environment, and it is designed to deal with both individual and systemic issues. For more information, please visit: https://live-ucalgary.ucalgary.ca/odepd. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s achievements.

Interested applicants should submit an application online via the ‘Apply Now’ link. Please organize your attachments to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents such as publications):

  • Your cover letter and curriculum vitae;
  • An abridged teaching dossier (10 pages maximum, including statement of teaching and community engagement philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness / student ratings)
  • Names and contact information of three (3) references

Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr Fiona Clement, Head, Department of Community Health Sciences by email (FClement@ucalgary.ca).

Application deadline: February 15, 2021

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)


Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


In Uncategorized on December 31, 2020 at 11:47 am