Centre for Global Disability Studies (CGDS): Critical Conversations Series

Title: Dreaming Pilipinx Disability Studies: Tracing Diasporic Crip Intimacies
Wednesday, May 10th 2023 
Time: 3:00-4:30pm EST / 12:00-1:30pm PST
Format: Zoom webinar (Register here)
Access: This event will feature live captioning and ASL interpretation, and an event outline will be available for audiences to follow. If you have access requests or require additional language support, please include this in your responses below. If you have questions about the event format, or would like to request advance access materials, please contact: cgds.utsc@utoronto.ca

Event description: 
Pilipinx/Filipinx Studies presents a way to critically engage the question of “the global” within Disability Studies. In turn, Disability Studies invites Pilipinx/Filipinx communities to reinterpret our diasporic movements and gestures. How might bringing together these two orientations offer theoretical spaces to reveal the imperial and colonial intimacies that shape diasporic being? How could work committed to weaving together these two orientations create the embodied spaces to release different intimacies of crip becomings? This panel conversation brings together a group of Pilipinx/Filipinx scholars, educators, artists, and activists engaging within Disability Studies to explore what a Pilipinx Disability Studies could work and dream toward.

This panel is a part of the Critical Conversations series hosted by the Centre for Global Disability Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). For more information about this series, visit our calendar.


  • Dr. Sony Coráñez Bolton (he/him), Assistant Professor, of Spanish and Latinx and Latin American Studies, Amherst College
  • Dr. Pau Abustan, Ph.D. (they/siya), Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Walter Rafael Villanueva (he/him), PhD Candidate, Department of English, University of Toronto
  • Jose Miguel (Miggy) Esteban (he/him), PhD Student, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto


  • Elaine Cagulada (she/her), PhD Candidate, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto

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