Keynote Speaker

We are very excited to announce our first keynote speaker for this year, Dr. Fady Shanouda!

A Little About Dr. Shanouda

Dr. Shanouda is a critical disability studies scholar who draws on feminist new materialism to examine disabled and mad students’ experiences in higher education. His scholarly contributions lie at the theoretical and pedagogical intersections of disability, mad, and fat studies and include socio-historical examinations that surface the interconnections of colonialism, racism, ableism, sanism, and queer- and transphobia. He has published scholarly articles on disability-related issues in higher education, on Canadian disability history, and on community-based learning. He is an assistant professor at the Feminist Institute of Social Transformation (FIST) at Carleton University. He conducts this research diversely-positioned as a disabled, fat, POC, immigrant and settler who is living, working and creating on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Algonquin nation.