Dr. Kelly Fritsch, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto.
In this talk Kelly Fritsch engages feminist, queer, critical race, and crip theory to examine what futures can be imagined for disabled people and disability. Situated at the juncture of ableism and the capacitation of disability through neoliberal biocapitalism and enhancement technoscience, this talk grapples with the double bind of how ableism positions disability without a future while also marking the ways in which capacitation works toward a post-disabled world. Navigating this contested terrain, Fritsch explores disability justice and crip technoscience as social justice practices that both open up space for what disability disrupts and provide ways to desire disability and disabled futures differently.
(Candidate Presentation for New Position in Social Justice Sociology)