Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Concordia University
PhD (2012) Aberystwyth University, Performance Studies
Arseli Dokumaci is an interdisciplinary scholar and media-maker. Her scholarly and creative work lies at the crossovers of disability studies, performance studies and medical anthropology. In her research, and research-creation videos, she explores how disabled people go about their everyday lives, and come up with micro and impromptu solutions, and radical affordances. Arseli is particularly interested in exploring how disability can be a critical a method to rethink and practice media in new ways. Currently, she is working on her monograph, Micro-activist Affordances: An Ecological Approach to Disability and Performance.
Dokumaci, A. (In press) “People as affordances”: Building disability worlds through care intimacy,” Cultural Anthropology.
Dokumaci, A. (2019) “A Theory of Micro-activist Affordances: Disability, Improvisation and Disorienting Affordances,” The South Atlantic Quarterly 118 (3): 491-519.
Dokumaci, A. (2019) “The ‘disabilitization’ of medicine: The emergence of Quality of Life as a space to interrogate the concept of the medical model”, The History of the Human Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1177/0952695119850716
Dokumaci, A. (2018) “Disability as Method: Interventions in the Habitus of Ableism through Media-Creation,” Disability Studies Quarterly, 38:3.
Dokumaci, A. (2017) “Performing Pain and Inflammation: Rendering the Invisible Visible”, AMA Journal of Ethics, Special section: Images of Healing and Learning, 19(8): 834-838.
Dokumaci, A. (2017) “Vital Affordances /Occupying Niches: An Ecological Approach to Disability and Performance,” RiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 22(3): 393-412.
Dokumaci, A. (2016) “Affordance Creations of Disability Performance: Limits of a Disabled Theater,” Theatre Research in Canada, 37(2):164-199.
Dokumaci, A. (2013) “On Falling Ill,” Performance Research: A Journal of thePerforming Arts 18(4): 107-15.