Disability studies has continually asked us to rethink the demands on our bodies and time by reminding us that not all humans are able to move and produce in line with these ever-mounting societal expectations. Drawing on the work of disability theorists like Susan Wendell, this article addresses the unique challenges of creating an ethical pace of life for those multiply marginalized by race, gender, sexuality, and ability. The author focuses on her own occupation in the academy and in the field of digital humanities as a necessary case study to argue that, in our social justice visions of the future, we must reimagine the ethics of pace.
The Ethics of Pace
Moya Bailey is an assistant professor of Africana studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Northeastern University. She is a scholar of critical race, feminist, and disability studies. Her book #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (2020) was coauthored with Sarah J. Jackson and Brooke Foucault Welles. She currently curates the #transformDH Tumblr initiative in digital humanities. She is also the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network.
Moya Bailey; The Ethics of Pace. South Atlantic Quarterly 1 April 2021; 120 (2): 285–299. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-8916032
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