Gender Studies has already become an integral part of the academic curriculum, despite the political climate that has been unfavourable to it over the last few years. The same can be said of Queer Studies, which entered Academia in a truly camp style; perhaps it had always shone in university rooms, especially during the inaugural and graduation ceremonies with their insignia, birettas, titles, and fur coats?
Today, however, as always before, a real identity revolution is taking place not in institutions but in the streets, where the identity of people with different levels of fitness is being formed in protest. It seems justified to ask the following questions: "How does Academia respond to this? What about Disability Studies? Are Polish universities ready to adapt their physical and symbolic space to the needs of persons with disabilities? What does disability tell us about being able-bodied? What is its emancipatory potential and how and where can it be realised? What can gender and queer offer to people with different levels of disability?"
We will try to find answers to these questions in a debate with representatives of the above fields.
participants: Grażyna Gajewska, Magdalena Zdrodowska
moderator: Zofia nierodzińska