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Friday, June 13, 2014

CASCA: Conferences, Calls for Papers, Events/Colloques, Appels à communication, Évènements

Conferences and calls for papers/Colloques et Appels à communication:

Les colloques et appels à communication suivants viennent d'être ajoutés à
notre page web:

The following conference announcements and calls for papers have just been
added to our web page:

-Call for papers: Conference Panel on Cosmopolitanisms and Feminisms -
ASAANZ/AAS Combined Conference - November 2014, Queenstown, NZ

-Workshop and paper submission for the 2014 International Metropolis
Conference, Milan

See them and others on our website:

Consultez-les ou voyez toute la liste en visitant notre site web:


*Girls with disabilities, education, and social change: Perspectives from a
collaborative project on monitoring educational rights in Viet Nam*

*Presenters: Dr. Claudia Mitchell, McGill University and Dr. Xuan Thuy
Nguyen, Mount St Vincent University.*

*When*: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, June 23rd, 2014

*Where*: Room 112, Center for the Education of Girls and Women, MSVU

2 Melody Dr – lower level

The presenters will discuss some critical issues on the politics of
inclusion and exclusion emerging from a collaborative project of monitoring
educational rights for girls with disabilities in Vietnamese schools. This
study is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
of Canada (SSHRC). It is conducted by a multinational research team at
Mount Saint Vincent University, York University and McGill University in
Canada, and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa, in
partnership with UNICEF, and the grassroots Action to Community Development
Center in Vietnam. We will discuss the politics of disability research in
the context of international development and girls' education. We suggest
the need to reconstruct local knowledge that reflects the intersection
between disability and gender in education through a critical theoretical
and methodological framework that values the experiences of girls with
disabilities in the Global South.

*Claudia Mitchell* (MA, MVSU; PhD, U of Alberta) is a James McGill
Professor in the Faculty of Education, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
and an Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban
South Africa. Her research cuts across a variety of areas including visual
and other participatory methodologies in relation to youth, gender and
sexuality, girls' education, teacher identity, memory-work and critical
areas of international development linked to gender and HIV&AIDS. She is
the author or co-editor of more than 20 books in these areas. She is also
the co-editor of *Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.*

*Xuan Thuy Nguyen* (MEd, McGill; PhD, McGill) is an adjunct professor in
the Department of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University and the
Principal Investigator of the Monitoring Educational Rights for Girls with
Disabilities in Vietnamese Schools Project. She was a postdoctoral fellow
and adjunct faculty member in the Critical Disability Studies program at
York University. Her areas of research include inclusive education,
disability studies, policy studies, international development and visual
methodologies. She has published her work in such journals as the
Journal of Inclusive Educat*ion, *South African Journal of Education*,
of Asian Critical Edu*cation, and *Childhood**.*

*Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome**.*

Disability Studies Speaker Series: The 'Urge to Know' and the Rise of
'New' Normals / The (Normal) Abnormality of Youth
Jun 17, 3 - 5 pm

What's at stake for disabled people when impairment labels function as
yet another set of criteria for 'normal'? What's 'normal' about youth?
Two disability studies experts explore these topics for the New
College Disability Studies Speaker Series:

The 'Urge to Know' and the rise of 'New' Normals - Dr. Rebecca
Mallett, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr. Mallett will explore the cultural work carried out by impairment
labels and consider what's at stake when they're deployed in response
to the 'urge to know' what's wrong. She'll delve into this 'urge to
know' as it manifests itself in personal encounters, scholarly
practice & popular culture.

The (Normal) Abnormality of Youth - Dr. Jenny Slater, Sheffield Hallam

Dr. Slater will explore how, through youth, 'abnormality' emerges as a
place allowed as a stage of 'normative development'. She'll argue,
however, this stage of (normal) abnormality of youth must be played
out by meeting other societal expectations ('masculinity',
heterosexual encounters, etc.) which set young people safely on the
path to adulthood. For those failing to conform, the (allowed)
'abnormality' of youth is harder to negotiate.

Light snacks & refreshments provided
ASL interpretation
Wheelchair accessible building
Closest accessible subway station: St. George, Bedford Rd. exit
Although we can't guarantee a scent free space, we ask attendees not
to wear scents to this event

Please visit our website to read complete lecture abstracts.
Event Details
On Campus Address
St. George
OISE Library
252 Bloor St. West

Contact Information
Dr. Anne McGuire

Admission Price

Intended Audience
Current Students
Faculty & Staff
Graduate Students
Event Sponsor

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