5th disABILITY MUNDUS doctoral school: "PERFORMING disABILITY"


Cost of participation is 95 € (lunches and coffee breaks).

This year’s doctoral school, Performing disAbility, is linked to the 6th Annual Conference of ALTER-ESDR’s theme: ‘Disability, Recognition and “Community living”. Diversity of practices and plurality of values’. It is also linked to disABILITY MUNDUS a group of European academics and universities who are actively engaged in and support scholarly research on disAbility.

Our focus, Performing disAbility, is about bodily and societal performance, as can be seen in theatrical, dance and other creative expressions, sports, but also in administrative, and everyday processes of care. We take the position that this performative aspect of disability is highly complex, and perhaps disturbing and challenging. We invite participants who have completed at least one year of their PhD program and are in the process of researching issues in disability through policy, linguistics, the built environment, education, peoples, cultures and more.

Read more on the website of this doctoral school.

Besloten / Open

Lausanne, Switzerland


To attend ‘Performing disAbility’ please send a 500 word abstract to Prof. P. Devlieger Patrick.Devlieger@soc.kuleuven.be by April 30th.

The abstract must have the following:

  • Title
  • Contact information including your home university
  • Expression of interest
  • Stage of your PhD program
  • Summary of your project focus (research question/s, aims, objectives)
  • How ‘Performing disAbility’ fits with your research project

Participation is limited to 20 seats and delivery of the doctoral school is in English. 


Prof. P. Devlieger 


ALTER - European Society for Disability Research