White Rose Studies of Ableism has found a number of  related research projects and networks, outside of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, that are thinking through ableism as an under-girding aspect of contemporary life. Perhaps inevitably we have found ourselves drawn to disability studies communities. But we have also made use of some interesting other non-disability related collectives.

Critical Disability Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University – a well established multi-disciplinary group of researchers.

Disability Studies at the University of Sheffield  Tweet @Disabilityuos – A group of academics, postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers who are interested in the inter-disciplinary and transdisciplinary process of theorising disability and challenging the conditions of disablism: the exclusion of people with physical, sensory and cognitive impairments.

Centre for Disability Studies at Leeds – One of the world’s most renowned disability studies communities.

Welfare Conditionality – A new multi-disciplinary, cross-university research project hosted at the University of York.

Big Society? Disabled People with Learning Disabilities and Civil Society  Tweet @BigSocietyDis – The webpages of the ESRC funded project ‘Big Society? Disabled People with Learning Disabilities and Civil Society’.

iHuman: Institute for the Study of the Human -A website for the iHuman (Institute for the Study of the Human at the University of Sheffield).

School of Education, University of Sheffield Tweet @EducationSheff – At the School of Education you will discover a diverse and welcoming academic community. We attract students from all over the UK and from countries throughout the world. We are respected internationally for our forward-thinking teaching and influential research. – The TAOS Institute is a group of scholars and practitioners committed to the belief that social constructionist ideas have powerful and positive implications for human life and well-being. – The Critical Institute is a non-profit organisation set up and run by academics and activist practitioners. It offers a democratic and interdisciplinary platform to debate, learn and collaborate on world class critical research, teaching and practice.

Humanity+ –  controversial organisation engaged with human enhancement and technological advancement.


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