Upcoming: Crip Technoscience for Disabled Cyborgs: Access, Community, Politics

Thursday March 21st 2019, 11am -1pm
Sensorium Loft
4th Floor of Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts
York University

Kelly Fritsch engages 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. For accessibility and to RSVP please contactpvl@yorku.ca

Kelly Fritsch is 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 of Keywords 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 of Somatechnics (on “Sexuality in Canada” with reese simpkins, 2017), Feminist Formations (on “The Biosocial Politics of Queer/Crip Contagions” with Anne McGuire, 2018), and Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience (on “Crip Technoscience” with Aimi Hamraie, Mara Mills, and David Serlin, forthcoming March 2019). Fritsch was a 2015-2018 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto.

Event sponsors: The Peripheral Visions Speakers series is sponsored 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. With thanks to U of T’s Equity Studies Program, the New College Innovation Fund and the Department for Social Justice Education at OISE for their continued support of the Disability Studies Speaker Series.

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