I respect the treaties that were made on these lands and acknowledge that Brandon University is located on the traditional homelands and present day lands of the Dakota, Anishanabek, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dene and Metis peoples.
Pronouns: she/ her
Douglas, P., Katherine Runswick-Cole, Sara Ryan & Penny Fogg (forthcoming). Mad mothering: Learning from the intersections of madness, mothering and disability. Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies.
Douglas, P. & Martino, A. S. (2020). Disability Studies in Education—Critical Conversations. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, Special Issue on Disability Studies in Education (Eds.).
Lawrence, B., Underwood, K., & Douglas, P. (2020). IECSS Policy Brief No. 9: Reconciling Interests of Children and Economies during the COVID-19 pandemic: Learning from Brandon, Manitoba. Inclusive Early Childhood Service System Project. https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/inclusive-early-childhood-service-system/findings/publications/Policy_Brief_9_MAY-21-2020_finalversion.pdf
Rice, C., LaMarre, A., Changfoot, N. & Douglas, P. (2020). Making spaces: Multimedia storytelling as reflexive, creative praxis. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 17(2), 222-239. DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2018.1442694
Douglas, P., Rice, C. & Siddiqui, A. (2020). Living dis/artfully with and in illness. Journal of Medical Humanities, 41, 395-410. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10912-019-09606-5
Douglas, P. & Klar, E. (2019). Beyond disordered brains and mother blame: Critical issues in autism and mothering. In L. O. Hallstein, A. O’Reilly and M. Vandenbeld Giles (Eds.). Routledge Motherhood Companion. London: Routledge.
Douglas, P., Rice, C., Runswick-Cole, K., Easton, A., Gibson, M., Gruson-Wood, J., Klar, E., & Shields, R. (Advance online publication January 4, 2019). Re-storying autism: A body becoming disability studies in education approach. International Journal of Inclusive Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2018.1563835
Gibson, M. & Douglas, P. (2018). Disturbing behaviours: O Ivar Lovaas and the queer history of autism science. Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.28968/cftt.v4i2.29579
Douglas, P., Rice, C. & Kelly, C. (2017). Cripping care: Care pedagogies and practices (Editorial). Review of Disability Studies, 13(4), 1-12. https://www.rdsjournal.org/index.php/journal/article/view/779
Re•Storying Autism in Education: Advancing the Cultures and Practices of Inclusion (Principal Investigator and Co-Director) is an international, collaborative participatory multimedia story-making project in Brandon, MB, SW Ontario and Yorkshire, England collaborating with autistic people, family members, educators, practitioners, artists and disability/community arts organizations to rethink inclusion and difference in schools. This project is an Insight Grant funded by the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada. GRANT NUMBER: 435-2019-0129 (2019-2023) @ReStorying https://restoryingautism.com/
Neurodiversity matters: An ethnographic investigation of discourse, practice, and identity (Co-investigator). What kinds of human diversity do we value? This grant explores how people and documents are currently using the term, concept, and identity of “neurodiversity”. This project is an Insight Development Grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/results (2019-2021)
Disability, Inclusion and Education (Principal Investigator and Director), is a project making disability studies interventions into inclusive and special education teacher education programs. A special issue on Disability Studies in Education for the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies is currently in press. A conference and edited book collection, as well as a book project on Disruptive Pedagogies are under development. This project is funded by the Brandon University Research Committee New Faculty Research Grant. (2017-2020)
What is the Best Policy Mix for Diverse Canadian Families with Young Children? Re-imagining Family Policies (Co-investigator) In spite of recent policy efforts by Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial governments to address disparities among Canadian families, well-documented problems require systemic attention. What is needed to tackle such problems is a unified, interdisciplinary, integrated, multi-sectoral, partnership-based approach to the co-creation and mobilization of knowledges about family policies and families’ policy experiences. In Brandon, the Brandon Friendship Centre is our formal partner. This is a SSHRC Partnership Grant. https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/results-resultats/recipients-recipiendaires/2020/partnership_grants_2020-subventions_partenerial_2020-eng.aspx
Inclusive Early Childhood Service System project: A longitudinal study of familial viewpoints of early childhood disability services (Co-investigator) http://inclusiveearlychildhood.ca/, is an international project investigating family experiences with early childhood disability services. In Brandon, the Brandon Friendship Centre is our formal partner. This project is a Partnership Grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. GRANT NUMBER: 165720. (2018-2026)
Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life (Co-investigator), http://bodiesintranslation.ca/ is a project exploring disability art, Deaf art, Mad art, aging and e/Elder art, fat art, and Indigenous art, and access to life. We, the researchers, artists, curators, practitioners, and community members on this grant, explore the relationship between cultivating activist art and achieving social and political justice. This project is a Partnership Grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada GRANT NUMBER: 152623 (2016-2024)
EDUC 07:798 Creative Methodologies
Ethics of Disruption: Philosophical Perspectives
EDUC 04: 748 Autism & Education
EDUC 04:749 Advanced Disability Studies in Education (under revision)
EDUC 04:354 Assessment and Evaluation
EDUC 04:356 Social Justice Education
EDUC 04:750 Theories of Inclusive Education
EDUC 04:751 Practices of Inclusive Education
EDUC 04: 748 Autism & Education
Douglas, P. & R. Shields. (2020). A new view of autism. Keynote presentation at the Learning, Information for Teachers Conference (LIFT), Brandon Teacher’s Association, Brandon, MB, 23rd October.
Douglas, Patty. (2020). How a digital storytelling project is changing minds about the problem of autism in schools. BU at the Brandon Public Library Speakers Series, 16th January.
Douglas, Patty. (2019). Re•Storying autism in education. Special Services Administrators Association of Manitoba Pre-Conference, Brandon Manitoba, 27th November.
Douglas, Patty, Carla Rice & Katherine Runswick-Cole. (2019). Critical and creative engagements at the intersection of arts-based research, critical autism and disability studies. Provocations in Critical Disability Studies, iHuman, The University of Sheffield, 8th July.
**Panels organized for 2020 were cancelled.
Douglas, P. (2019). Re-storying autism: Multi-media storytelling as critical dialogue, Canadian Disability Studies Association, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of British Columbia, 2nd June.
Douglas, P. (2019). Disability studies in education: A call to action (2 panels), Canadian Sociological Association, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of British Columbia, 3rd June.
Douglas, P. (2018). Re-storying mothering and autism, Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, Florence, Italy, 2nd-4th May.
Douglas, P. (2017). Disability Disturbs: Rethinking the Social (with Katie Aubrecht and Anne McGuire), Canadian Sociological Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Toronto, ON, 27th-2nd May-Jun.
Douglas, P. (2015). Disability Studies in Educational Spaces: Undoing Capital, Canadian Disability Studies Association – Association Canadienne des Études sur l’Incapacité, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, ON, 2nd June.
**Conference papers planned for 2020 were cancelled
Gibson, Margaret F. and Patty Douglas. (2019). Claiming Neurodiversity: Autism, Expertise and Resistance. National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Hilton Garden Square, San Francisco, 16th November.
Douglas, Patty and Margaret F. Gibson. (2019). Multimedia Storytelling as a Vitally Fraught Space of Feminist Disability Resistance. National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Hilton Garden Square, San Francisco, 15th November.
Douglas, Patty, Katherine Runswick-Cole, Sara Ryan and Penny Fogg. (2019). Mad mothering: learning from the intersections of madness, mothering, gender and disability. Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University, UK, 3rd-4th, July.
Douglas, Patty, Carla Rice, Steacy Easton Meg Gibson & Raya Shields. (2019). Re-storying autism: Multi-media storytelling as critical dialogue. Canadian Disability Studies Association, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of British Columbia, 2nd June.
Douglas, Patty & Alan Santinele Martino. (2019). The Astonishing Absence of Disability Studies in Education, Canadian Sociological Association, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of British Columbia, 3rd June.
Douglas, Patty & Margaret F. Gibson. (2019). Conversations at the Intersection of Feminism, Disability Studies and Decolonization: Untangling the Care-violence Binary in Parenting and Disability, Canadian Sociological Association, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of British Columbia, 4th June.
Douglas, Patty & Katherine Runswick-Cole. (2018). Re-storying mothering and autism, Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement Conference, Florence, Italy, 2nd-4th May.
Singer, Kat (Director) & Patty Douglas (Producer). (2020). Unquiet Hands (short). Autism on Film. ReelAbilities Film Festival, 24th May. https://vimeo.com/374722896/bd7060d292
Douglas, Patty (Producer). (2016-2021). Re•Storying Autism in Education Video Archive. Produced over 34 videos with autistic individuals, practitioners, educators and family members and artists (To see a selection go to https://restoryingautism.com/ and click on the ‘Gallery’ tab)
Douglas, Patty (Producer) & Erin MacIndoe-Sproule (Director). (2017). Autism + inclusion (To watch this short documentary, go to https://restoryingautism.com/ and scroll down).