Sociology and Social Policy (SSP) Research Culture Seminar Series

We welcome Michael Feely, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin, to present New Materialism: Opening New Lines of Inquiry within Disability Studies.

Professor Feely will present a new-materialist (specifically Deleuzian) theoretical framework for thinking differently, and creatively, about the capacities of bodies labelled as impaired. The session will finish with a discussion to consider how new-materialist ideas might open up new lines of inquiry within Disability Studies and also inform new types of disability activism.    


12:00-12:30 Refreshments

12:30-13:30 Presentation


Michael Feely is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. He is interested in theories of disability, embodiment and cognition. Additionally, he has been involved in supporting self-advocacy by adults with intellectual disabilities for many years. Currently, he is working with a group of self-advocates to co-design, co-deliver and co-assess a disability studies module for undergraduate social work students.