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  • March 1, 2024 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm


CQ Seminar presents…

‘”Crip Magic”: Methodology, Mentorship, and Maddening the Academia’

Abstract: This seminar will introduce the notion of ‘crip magic’, a transformative approach derived from the intersection of Disability and Mad Studies, in the context of qualitative research. It will showcase methodologies that emerge from the lived experiences of mad or disabled people, methodologies that not only include but celebrate these experiences. The seminar aims to illuminate the path toward a more inclusive and empathetic research practice, where the voices of the mad and disabled are not only heard but are central to the creation of knowledge.

Speaker Bio: Alan Santinele Martino (he/him) is Assistant Professor in the Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies program in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. His main research interests are in critical disability studies, gender and sexualities, and qualitative and community-based research (particularly using participatory and inclusive research methodologies). His work has been published in multiple journals, including Disability Studies Quarterly, Canadian Disability Studies Journal, and Culture, Health and Sexuality, as well as edited volumes on disability and/or sexualities studies. He is the lead of the Disability and Sexuality Lab.