The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Distinguished Europeanist Lecture Feb. 16: Sarah Phillips

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Machmer E24

Distinguished Europeanist Lecture and Anthropology Colloquium ++
Disability studies in war and care: How to do work otherwise


February 16:  an in-person pre-event session with Sarah Phillips, Thursday February 16, 4-6PM (Machmer E24).  Please join us for food and conversation!

 We share some of Dr. Phillips’ recent work to stimulate this conversation. The first, “Refusal to Die,” insightfully sheds light on the issues of biological citizenship and the hierarchies of care in war and the state of emergency -
In the second piece under review (attached), Sarah generously shares the first results of her new research about women with disabilities’ advocacy initiatives in the context of war, narrating the stories of two activists. Last but not least, is her co-authored article that reveals the moral economies of care and experiences of women who use drugs in Ukraine. 

Co-sponsored by the Ethnography Collective and the Russian, Eurasian and Polish Studies Program.

February 17: 

Disability Studies in War and Care: how to do work otherwise?

A conversation between disability studies scholars Dr. Sarah Phillips (Indiana U) and Dr. Hannah Zaremba-Kosovych (Ethnology Institute, National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine and NGO “Fight For Right”) in relation to Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine.

Friday, February 17, 12.30-2PM, Machmer E24 or via Zoom