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Crip Theory Today: Toward a Radical Life Praxis: Gender Studies Feminist Technologies Series

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, Room A712, New York, NY 10011

The Gender Studies program at The New School presents the second panel discussion on its 2014-2015 theme, Feminist Technologies.

This year marks the 30-year anniversary of Donna Haraway’s groundbreaking Cyborg Manifesto. As Alison Kafer has pointed out in Feminist, Queer, Crip, while Haraway was one of the first thinkers to place disability studies within a feminist framework, disability studies scholars have critiqued the cyborg paradigm for its more utopian aspects. 

This panel considers the relevance of Haraway’s theory for contemporary disability studies. How might we envision a crip-cyborg theory today? We consider connections between feminist thought, queer theory and disability studies and the ways in which crip theory today might provide essential frameworks and politics for both disabled and non-disabled people.

Panelists include: 
 - Sarah Chinn (Hunter College)
 - Eli Clare (independent author and activist)
 - Mara Mills (New York University)
 - David Serlin (U.C. San Diego)

A reception will follow the panel.

This event is free, but RSVP is required by clicking on the top right register button.

If you wish to attend and require ASL interpretation, please contact us at genderstudies@newschool.edu with this request by February 13.

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