Disability and Aging

Chair: Jason Ferreirinha

The Disability and Aging Theme Team takes an interdisciplinary approach to the intersections of Disability and aging that is informed by various academic fields including anthropology, economics, education, geography, gender studies, health studies, history, identity politics, law, labour studies, political science, social work, and sociology.  

Human rights theories form the basis for our understandings of how existing legal, economic and social frameworks for inclusion relate to, and co-develop systemic barriers and oppression.  

We encourage professionals and students from a variety of backgrounds, including persons with disabilities who have an expressed interest in furthering the equity, inclusion and rights of all people to submit a request for membership.