This special issue brings together explorations of crip temporality: the ways in which bodily and mental disabilities shape the experience of time. These include needing to use time-consuming adaptive technologies like screen readers, working slowly during a pain flare-up, or only being able to look at a screen for short periods.
Through accessibly written essays, art, and poems, contributors explore both the confines of crip temporality and the freedoms it provides. They offer strategies and narratives for navigating the academy as a disabled person; reclaim self-care as a tool for personal survival instead of productivity; and illustrate how crip time is mobilized in service of biopolitical projects. More than just a space of loss and frustration, they argue, crip time also offers liberatory potential: the contributors imagine how justice, connection, and pleasure might emerge from temporalities that center compassion rather than productivity.
Contributors: Moya Bailey, Amanda Cachia, María Elena Cepeda, Eli Clare, Finn Enke, Elizabeth Freeman, Matt Huynh, Alison Kafer, Mimi Khúc, Christine Sun Kim, Jina B. Kim, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Margaret Price, Jasbir Puar, Jake Pyne, Ellen Samuels, Sami Schalk, Michael Snediker