Shelley L. Tremain, PhD, is a professional philosopher, author of books including Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, and blog coordinator and contributor to Discrimination and Disadvantage. The blog features monthly installments of the Dialogues on Disability series in which Dr. Tremain interviews disabled philosophers on a range of topics, including their work on disability, their experiences, accessibility, and more.
This month’s installment features postdoctoral research fellow, Christine Wieseler, PhD. Wieseler discusses her journey from art therapy to philosophy, approach to addressing ableism and oppression in teachings on biomedical ethics and medical communication, and research interests in feminist philosophy of disability. Wieseler also offers her experiences as a first-generation college student and with accessibility issues at conferences.