Cassandra Hartblay

Cassandra Hartblay is Assistant Professor in the Department of Health & Society at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where she is also Director of the Centre for Global Disability Studies. Dr. Hartblay is also graduate faculty in the UofT Department of Anthropology and Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. She is the author of I Was Never Alone or Oporniki: An Ethnographic Play on Disability in Russia (University of Toronto Press 2020) and a co-curator of the disability arts exhibition #CripRitual (postponed to January 2022). Her arts-based research creation work has been staged or installed at UNC-Chapel Hill, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, and Yale University. Her scholarly work appears in journals including American Ethnologist, Disability Studies Quarterly, and Ethnography.


Crip Ritual

The FLOURISH Collective is supported in part by funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund,
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the University of Toronto Connaught Fund