Laurence Parent is a PhD candidate in Humanities at Concordia University. She holds a MA in Critical Disability Studies from York University and a BA in Political Science from Université du Québec à Montréal. She lives in Montréal and is passionate about disability activism, disability history and mobility.  She is currently working with the m.i.a. collective. The m.i.a. collective is a collective of researchers, affiliated with the Mobile Media Lab, who are engaged in forms interdisciplinary projects that contain practice-led and theoretical inquiries into the confluences of critical disability studies and mobility studies. Laurence‘s doctoral research examines disabled people’s mobility practices in Montréal and in New York City. She is particularly interested in the use of mobile media technologies enabling the creation of new methods for the critical study of ableism.