A Conversation with Fady Shanouda
Fady Shanouda (he/him) is a Critical Disability Studies scholar whose research examines disabled and mad students’ experiences in higher education. His scholarly contributions lie at the theoretical and pedagogical intersections of Disability, Mad, and Fat Studies and include socio-historical examinations that surface the interconnections of colonialism, racism, ableism/sanism and fatphobia. He has published scholarly articles on disability/mad-related issues in higher education, Canadian disability history, the anti-fat bias in medicine, and community-based learning.
In this discussion, Dr. Shanouda will reflect on the documentary film Crip Camp in relation to disabled children’s camping experiences in Ontario. Camps were both sites of harm, where medical and charitable discourses around disability were reproduced, and sites of revolutionary potential. The one-hour discussion will invite participants to think through the power/necessity of sharing space if we intend to meaningfully organize and resist ableist and other harmful forms of oppression. Students can join the event here.