Speaking Engagements

Keynote at York University

Yesterday I was in Toronto, giving a keynote presentation on creative resistance and the disability movement entitled “Battle Lines Drawn.” The presentation went off without a hitch to a near-packed auditorium, including several security guards who may or may not have been under the impression I was intending on literally blowing up a few stairwells at York. Whoops. After the presentation I had the pleasure of delivering a private guest lecture to students in the Critical Disability Studies program, who were full of challenging questions about my research.

Huge thanks to Kaley Roosen and her planning team for putting on this fabulous event and I look forward to coming back sometime in the near future for some more stair bombing!

By Jeffrey Preston

Born with a rare neuromuscular myopathy, Jeff has spent his life dedicated to advocating for himself and others with disabilities. With a PhD in Media Studies from Western University, Jeff's research focuses on the representation of disability in popular and digital culture. Jeff is currently an Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at King's University College @ Western University in London, ON.

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