More About the Author
Fiona Kumari Campbell is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching Scholarship) at the Griffith Law School, Griffith University, Gold Coast campus. Until December 2010, Fiona was Convenor of the Disability Studies stream at the School of Human Services & Social Work Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia. She is an Adjunct Professor in Disability Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Fiona started off her work life as a shelter workshop employee making 50 cents a day, then went onto work in the non-government sector (poverty & disability projects), national government disability policy positions before entering the Academy.
She has written extensively on issues related to disability--philosophy, desire, law, and technology. Her current research relates to studies in ableism, geodisability knowledges, body and mental enhancements, elective impairment, South Asian approaches to disability and the different workings of affirmative disability subjectivity. Her work is influenced by writers from associated minority studies (such as gay & lesbian studies, queer theory, and critical race theory, holocaust testimonies).Her work has appeared in Disability & Society, M/C--Media and Culture, Disability Studies Quarterly, Australian Feminist Law Journal and Journal of Medical Humanities.
Her first book, 'Contours of Ableism', was published by Palgrave in October 2009. Fiona is currently working on two books - "Crippin' the Law: Jurisprudential Narratives of Impairment and other reasonable Accommodations" and "The Unveiling of (Dis)ability: Essays on Silence, Voice & Imprints".
Dr Campbell is on the International Advisory Board of the Socio-Legal Review, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies (Liverpool), Ethnographica: Journal of Disability and Culture (Leuven, Belgium), the International Review of Disability Studies, and Associate Editor, Journal of Social Inclusion (Griffith U).
Fiona Kumari Campbell enjoys gardening and doing family history research to escape her 'overly reflective' brain and time with her young daughter.