Dialogues on Disability – Andrea Nicki

The latest instalment of Shelley Tremain’s excellent series of interviews was published yesterday, over at Discrimination and Disadvantage. This time, she interviews Andrea Nicki, who talks about chronic childhood abuse, its effects, and the many problems with its conceptualization and treatment by mainstream psychiatry. She also talks about the difficulties she has experienced doing philosophical work in this area; the discipline’s poor record on inclusivity with respect to psychological disability; and much more.

My guest today is Andrea Nicki. Andrea specializes in feminist philosophy, philosophy of psychological disability, and mental health ethics. She has published two collections of her poetry with Toronto presses. Her poetry explores social issues, including philosophy of disability and her other research interests. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

You can read the complete interview here.

Thanks to Andrea and Shelley for this interview – another piece of required reading for anyone working in academic philosophy, and beyond.