|Degrees:||B.A.Hons., Interdisciplinary Studies (Carleton University); Ph.D. Student, Canadian Studies (Carleton University)|
Allyson Green is a Ph.D. student in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University. Her central research project examines how disability has been explained conceptually, politically and linguistically in Canada. As a neurodiverse academic, she seeks to deconstruct the arbitrary division between ‘ability’ and ‘disability,’ ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ and is particularly interested in how creative and artistic social interventions can disrupt able-bodied and able-minded normativity. Past research projects have explored world-making through queer disability art and the promotion of settler responsibility through engagement with critical Indigenous artworks. Her paper entitled “Exceeding the Limits of Reconciliation: ‘Decolonial Aesthetic Activism’ in the Artwork of Canadian Artist Meryl McMaster” is forthcoming in the Cultural Studies Review. She has been the recipient of both SSHRC and OGS grants.
In her second life, Allyson is an active member in a federal government department’s (Dis)Ability Advisory Committee where she is doing research on the Accessible Canada Act and is leading the committee’s “(Dis)Ability Education and Awareness Campaign.”