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Crip Technoscience for Disabled Cyborgs: Access, Community, Politics

York University’s Peripheral Vision Speaker Series &The New College Disability Studies Speaker Seriespresent
Crip Technoscience for Disabled Cyborgs: Access, Community, Politics
Kelly Fritschengages with the emerging field of crip technoscience, exploring what it means for disability politics, community, and access. Taking up Alison Kafer’s provocation that disabled people are cyborgs because of their politics rather than their impairments, Fritsch explores the ways in which disabled community forms out of frictional and ambivalent relations to technoscience, marking out the implications of these relations for social justice practices.
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Dr. Fritschis an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University in unceded Algonquin territory.Her research broadly engages crip, queer, and feminist theory to explore the relations of disability, health, technology, risk, and accessibility.She is co-editor ofKeywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle(AK Press, 2016 with Clare O’Connor and AK Thompson), and has co-edited special issues ofSomatechnics(on “Sexuality in Canada” with reese simpkins, 2017),Feminist Formations(on “The Biosocial Politics of Queer/Crip Contagions” withAnneMcGuire, 2018), andCatalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience(on “Crip Technoscience” with Aimi Hamraie, Mara Mills, and David Serlin, forthcoming March 2019).Fritschwas a 2015-2018 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto.
Crip Commitments:Disability, Theory, PoliticsA Lecture byProf.Kelly Fritsch (Carleton)
Thursday March 21st2019, 6-8pm
OISE Library
252 Bloor St. West
(Above St. George Subway)
All Welcome – Free, Wheelchair accessible, ASL, Refreshments
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Engaging the frictions of crip anddisability theory, Kelly Fritschnon-innocently considers thepossibilities of radical social changethat emerge through knowing and making disability differently.
Event sponsors:The Peripheral Visions Speakers Series issponsored by Sensorium Centre for Digital Arts and Technology, VISTA: Vision Science to Application, The Departments of Theatre and Cinema and Media Arts, the Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series, the Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies, the Canada Research Excellence Fund and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The series is curated by Mary Bunch, Laura Levin and Lauren Sergio.The New CollegeDisabilityStudiesSpeakerSeries thanks U of T’s Equity Studies Program, theNew College Innovation Fundand the Department for Social Justice Education at OISE for their continued support of the Disability Studies Speaker Series.


Mar 21 2019


11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Sensorium Loft, 4th Floor CFA @ 86 Fine Arts Road
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