Postgraduate Webinar: ‘Alternative Explanations – Disability Research in the Global South’
Organized by the Disability and Inclusion Africa Network
Friday 6 November 2020
Call for Papers
The Disability and Inclusion Africa Network (DIA Network) is working to highlight the impact of alternative explanations for disability on disabled people, their communities, activists, civil society and policy makers. A principal aim of the DIA Network is to facilitate discussion, learning and networking in order to understand range of beliefs and attitudes that underpin the alternative explanations offered for disability.
The DIA Network invites Masters’ and PhD students to contribute to this discussion, learning and networking by proposing a 10-minute paper for its forthcoming postgraduate webinar under the broad theme of ‘Alternative Explanations – Disability Research in the Global South’.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Alternative explanations for disability in the Global South;
- Traditional discourses of disability;
- Epistemologies and ethics of disability in the Global South;
- Traditional methodologies of knowing, classifying, and treating disabilities;
- Disability, religion and ontologies;
- Disability and witchcraft accusations;
- Disability and gender;
- Alternative explanations to disability and human rights;
- Disability economy: money, miracle, and marginalization;
- African verbal arts and the disability narrative: jokes, proverbs, anecdotes, folktales etc.
- Cultural representations of disability (theatre, art, literature, film…);
- Socio-cultural barriers to understanding disability in the Global South.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words for a 10 minute presentation and a brief bio should be sent to Charlotte Baker firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 28 September 2020 with the subject line: Postgraduate webinar proposal
Selected presenters will be notified by Friday 9 October 2020.