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Last week I attended a meeting with the Sexual Health & Disability Alliance (SHADA), a UK-wide network of people working with sexuality and disability issues. They hold meetings twice a year and this was my second meeting after attending a year ago to present my research. It’s a great opportunity to meet...

Image: Logo in black an yellow depicting a cyborg-looking human/creature with wings. Last week I attended for the second time the Hungarian Disability Studies conference at the Faculty of Special Needs Education, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. This sixth conference was themed ‘Diversity as a social value?‘ and speakers discussed disabled...

[Image: Artwork ‘Mosaic’ by Raana Salman (2008). A maze-like pattern made from various materials and objects including flowers, pebbles, stone and grass. Description from the conference book, page 5]  In September I attended the Lancaster Disability Studies conference. I gave two presentations; one in a sexuality-themed session and another one in...

[Image showing the programme description. Dusty pink background and triangle pattern in different colours on the left. Uni of Liverpool logo, the workshop name and organizers, date and place of event] In June I participated in a workshop at the University of Liverpool, arranged by Aoife Daly, director of the...

After my fieldwork in Australia, I stopped over in Japan before heading back to Leeds. I gave two talks and met with people in the sexuality & disability space, as well as visiting my dear friend Tomoko Hikuma, who was recently a visiting professor in Leeds. Here’s a blog post...

Today I had a presentation in the Centre for Disability studies seminar series, organised by the Law department, where there are many brilliant disability studies scholars. My seminar was kind of a work-in-progress one where I presented preliminary findings from my policy analysis of UK disability and sexuality-related laws and policies....