Canadian Disability Studies Association

Association #293
Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA)
Conference dates: 
Monday, May 31, 2021 to Wednesday, June 2, 2021
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CDSA #293 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

CDSA-ACÉH is a multi-disciplinary, non-profit organization that promotes the exploration of disability through research, publication, artistic production, teaching, and general development. Disability Studies critically examines issues related to the interplay between disability and various policies, practices, cultural myths, and ideologies. Through our work we seek to enhance the understanding of disability across cultures and historical periods, to promote greater awareness of the experiences of people with disabilities, and to contribute to positive social change.

We are pleased to welcome submissions related to the 2021 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences theme “Northern Relations” and the 2020 theme, “Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism.” While the 2020 CDSA congress was cancelled, this theme will be carried over to give space to examine the ways in which the pandemic has exposed and intensified structural inequalities that dehumanize Indigenous peoples and persons of colour in Canada, delegitimize their knowledges, and uphold violent dislocations and erasures from histories and land. In addition to the 2020-20201 Congress themes, we also welcome broad ranging submissions grounded in Disability Studies, Deaf Studies, and/or Mad Studies perspectives.

Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 4, 2021
Program Chairs: 

Megan Strickfaden, University of Alberta

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Joshua St. Pierre and Danika Jorgensen-Skakum, University of Alberta


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.