We have a new name and a new website.
From October 2020 onwards, this website will not be updated.
Please visit the new site:
You are invited to attend the Neurodiversity Reading Group, which has been running since July 2019. The Neurodiversity RG is intended for academics, students, and non-academics and community members who are interested in reading and discussing academic texts on neurodiversity. The group is 'neurodivergent-led'.
Each meeting, we read and discuss an academic text and sometimes we will supplement this with non-academic material (text, audio or video). The texts aim to have an intersectional angle and come from, specifically, critical disability and neurodiversity studies, intersectionality studies (e.g. race critical, feminist and queer studies), and mad studies. They are grounded in various academic disciplines and explore a range of perspectives. While we might read texts that use the medical model of disability, note that we will do so to critique.
*** The next meeting is: 16 October. Theme: Fiction (click here) ***
*** Find the CfP for the 'Feminist Perspectives on Neurodiversity and Neuronormativity' webinar here ***
Meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month. Before the COVID pandemic hit the world, we were meeting monthly in London, UK. For now we meet online.
How to register for meetings and stay updated:
If you are interested in attending one or more meetings, please read the ground rules first. Then send an email to the reading group with the following information:
confirm you read the ground rules and will abide by them
if you're a student or academic, what your your discipline and institution is; if you're an activist or community member, a line about your background or interests (this is to help facilitating, not to police!)
your access needs in terms of adjustments you need from the reading group's facilitation
your country/time zone (if not the UK).
Your name will then be added to our mailing list and receive regular reminders.
Have a look at the 'disability and feminism reading group' as well, see here.
Meetings: 3rd Friday every month, 3-5pm (UK time)
Email: neurodiversityrg AT gmail DOT com
Coordinator: Dr Dyi Huijg