Bio

Biography

Fiona Kumari Campbell currently is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education & Social Work, University of Dundee. Fiona is Co-Lead of the Peripheries Research & Academic Scholarship Theme at ESW, Co Chair of the university's Disabled Staff Network and also Co-Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee, ESW. She was Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching Scholarship) at the Griffith Law School until July 2014. Previous to this she was Convenor of Disability Studies, School of Human Services & Social Work, Griffith University (2001 – 2010).

 Fiona Kumari Campbell is an Adjunct Professor in Disability Studies at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, a person with disability and is associated with several minority groups (BAME, LGBTI).

 Fiona has written extensively on issues related to disability – a philosophy & sociology of ableism, disability in Sri Lanka, biotechnology and is recognised as a world leader in scholarship around studies in ableism. After the successful publication of Contours of Ableism: The Production of Disability & Abledness (Palgrave) in 2009 Fiona is working on three book manuscripts: “Textures of Ableism: Disability, Voice and Marginality”, “Kamma, Buddhism and Disability”, "Ableism: The Plain Truth".

Research

Disability/Ableism studies (disability in law, social exclusion, epistemologies of ableism,); sociology of the body; sociological theory; interfaith/intercultural dialogue, health & wellbeing; disability jurisprudence; Buddhist Studies; decolonisating knowledges; systemic advocacy & human rights; capacity building; community development theory/practice and Sri Lankan studies.

 

Publications

Refocusing and the Paradigm Shift
10/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Refocusing on the Paradigm Shift
/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Queer Anti-sociality and Disability Unbecoming
/2017
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Ability
/2015
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Disability, Law and Mobilization in Sri Lanka
/2015
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Ableism:
11/2014
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Other

Ableism as Transformative Practice
/2014
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Geodisability Knowledge Production and International Norms
/2014
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The Rocky Road of Social Policy or "what happens behind the scenes"?
/2014
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

A Review of Disability Law and Legal Mobilisation in Sri Lanka
6/2013, Law and Society Trust Review
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

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Activities

The Violence of Technicism: Ableism as Humiliation and Degrading Treatment

Fiona Kumari Campbell (Speaker)
23 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

Sensing Disability in Buddhism: Reading Sri Lankan Buddhism Against the Grain – Keynote for Focusing on Humanity (人間), Buddhist living in/and/for Contemporary Society, Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice, Canterbury Christ Church University.

Fiona Kumari Campbell (Speaker)
28 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

UK Association for Buddhist Studies (External organisation)

Fiona Kumari Campbell (Chair)
2018

Activity: Membership typesOther membership

Activity Type: Membership

Buddhism and Fear-Shame: Implications for disability in Sri Lanka, paper for School of Education & Social Work Annual Research & Scholarship Conference

Fiona Kumari Campbell (Speaker)
5 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

Microaggressions in the Classroom and Research: A lens to understand the implications of living peripheral lives, (with Fernando Fernandes), School of Education & Social Work Annual Research & Scholarship Conference

Fiona Kumari Campbell (Speaker)
5 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

What is Ableism?, School of Education & Social Work Annual Research & Scholarship Conference

Fiona Kumari Campbell (Speaker)
5 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

The University of Sheffield does Question Time…Who Decides the Future? Science, Politics or the People,

Fiona Kumari Campbell (Speaker)
12 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

Keynote, Answering Our Detractors – Argument in Support of Studies in Ableism as an approach to negotiating Human Differences and Tackling Social Exclusion, for Conference on Studies in Ableism Manchester Metropolitan University,

Fiona Kumari Campbell (Speaker)
19 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

Kamma, Shame (Lajja-Baya) and Disability in Sri Lanka, Promoting Inclusion, Transforming LIves Conference, PAMIS/University of Dundee

Fiona Kumari Campbell (Speaker)
14 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

“Today's Normals will be tomorrow's Abnormals": Observations about Bodily Permeability & Enhancement through the lens of Buddhist ethics and Studies in Ableism, Science in Public Conference.

Fiona Kumari Campbell (Speaker)
11 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk