Bad Crip Feelings and How (Not) to Bear Them

a book talk by J. Logan Smilges with Jina Kim (Smith)

February 29, Thursday, 5:00 to 6:30 pm


Join us for an evening of bad crip feelings with a talk by J. Logan Smilges (UBC) on their book Crip Negativity (2023), followed by a conversation with Jina Kim (Smith). Crip Negativity addresses the role of bad feelings in disability studies and organizing, and at this event, Smilges will address what the book’s reception can tell us about the field’s affective attachments and political commitments.

Black and white photo of J. Logan, a white person with a shaved head, sitting on a stool and facing the camera with a serious expression. They are wearing a black, sleeveless turtleneck, black pants, and blank shoes.

J. Logan Smilges is an assistant professor of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia. Led by commitments to transfeminism and disability justice, their scholarship and teaching lie at the nexus of queer/trans disability studies, rhetorical studies, and the history of medicine. They are the author of Queer Silence: On Disability and Rhetorical Absence (University of Minnesota Press, 2022) and Crip Negativity (University of Minnesota Press, 2023). Their other writing can be found in Transgender Studies Quarterly, Disability Studies Quarterly, Women’s Studies Quarterly, College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Review, and elsewhere.


A Korean-American woman with large glasses and black turtleneck smiles at the camera. She is in 3/4 profile and there is autumn foliage in the background.

Jina B. Kim is a scholar, writer, and educator of critical disability studies and feminist/ queer-of-color critique. She is an assistant professor of English and the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College. Currently, she is at work on a manuscript titled Dreaming of Infrastructure: Crip-of-Color Writing after the U.S. Welfare State, which brings disability analysis to bear on women- and queer-of-color writing after 1996 U.S. welfare reform. Her work has appeared in Signs, Social Text, American Quarterly, MELUS, Disability Studies Quarterly, South Atlantic Quarterly, and The Asian American Literary Review. She can be found on Instagram at @emancipation_of_jiji

Event is free and open to the public.

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Feb 29 2024


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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