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Sensory Futures: Deafness and Cochlear Implant Infrastructures in India

February 15, 2024 at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location:Virtual event via Zoom Meeting
Audience:Alumni, Anyone, Carleton Community, Current Students, Staff and Faculty
Key Contact:This workshop is hosted by the READi Program


Exploring deaf people’s desires to create habitable worlds and grappling with their futures amid a surge in biotechnical interventions and disability rights activism, Dr. Michele Friedner, Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago, will provide an overview of her new book Sensory Futures: Deafness and Cochlear Implant Infrastructures in India. Dr. Friedner will join in discussion with Carleton Critical Disability Studies Professors Drs. Marie-Eve Carrier Moisan and Kelly Fritsch, and PhD student Kendal David. Event participants will then have a chance to ask questions and engage in dialogue with Dr. Friedner.

This event will take place virtually (via Zoom Meeting). Captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. Please note: If you require additional accommodations to attend and/or fully participate, we kindly request you register a minimum of 5 business days prior to the event to allow sufficient time to book and secure a service provider.

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This event is part of the Disability, Accessibility, and Technology: A Critical Disability Studies Discussion Series, sponsored by Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi); Joint Chair in Women’s Studies (JCWS) at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University; Carleton’s Disability Justice and Crip Culture Collaboratory (DJCCC); Carleton’s Graduate Collaborative Specialization in Accessibility; Carleton’s School of Social Work; and Carleton’s Feminist Institute of Social Transformation (FIST).


Lecture by Dr. Michele Friedner, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

Carleton Discussants Dr. Marie-Eve Carrier Moisan (Joint Chair in Women’s Studies and Department of Sociology and Anthropology) and Kendal David (MA student, Social Work)

Moderated by Dr. Kelly Fritsch (Department of Sociology and Anthropology)