Developing Crip Care Networks for (Pandemic) Survival

This working group proposes collective approaches to self-care and survival from a disability liberation framework that centers those who are most vulnerable to the University and its neoliberal logics. Participants will learn and share tactics to sustaining support and care throughout their graduate careers and beyond.

May 31, 2022, 11:00am Eastern Time – August 15, 2022, 1:00pm Eastern Time

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Graduate leaders

Erin ClancyErin Clancy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Erin Clancy (they/them) is a 3rd year PhD student at UW-Madison and does work in disability studies and feminist health geographies. They are committed to forming alternate care infrastructures that help us survive and transform our university spaces and centering disabled and queer perspectives. Erin will facilitate discussions and do curricular development, and they are looking forward to learning from and connecting with fellow graduate students over the summer.

Sameera IbrahimSameera Ibrahim, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sameera Ibrahim (she/her) is a Geography graduate student at UW-Madison. Sameera has long-term research and pedagogical commitments to feminist care ethics, reciprocity, and scholar-activism. While Sameera will help provide the organizational structure to the workshop series, she also hopes to learn from and alongside workshop peers in building and enacting horizontal relations of care and support within and beyond the academy.

Eligibility and capacity

We will select up to 20 graduate students to participate in this working group. Selection will be based on your AAG membership status, your research needs, and time of registration. If you are selected, we will notify you ahead of the working group and provide you all the working group details and session links. If you are selected, the expectation is that you will participate in all sessions of the working group.


This working group is open to those across geographic subfields. We encourage early-stage graduate students, disabled graduate students, queer and trans, and Black, Indigenous and people of color to register. We’d like to have people represented from a wide range of universities if possible.

Detailed schedule

This working group will meet at the following times (Eastern Time):

  • Session 1: 11:00am – 1:00pm, Tuesday, May 31
  • Session 2: 11:00am – 1:00pm, Wednesday, June 15
  • Session 3: (Optional), 11:00am – 12:00pm, Tuesday, June 21
  • Session 4: 11:00am – 1:00pm, Friday, June 24
  • Session 5: 11:00am – 1:00pm, Tuesday, July 12
  • Session 6: 11:00am – 12:00pm, Monday, July 25
  • Session 7: 11:00am – 12:00pm, Monday, August 1
  • Session 8: 11:00am – 1:00pm, Monday, August 15

Throughout the summer, expect to also spend a few hours working independently on readings or short assignments for the working group.