Kelly Fritsch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, Ottawa. Her research broadly engages crip, queer, and feminist theory to explore the politics of disability, health, technology, risk, accessibility, and justice.
Fritsch’s current research projects include developing the emerging field of crip technoscience by taking up the politics of community accessibility and the production and circulation of enhancement and capacitation technologies such as robotic exoskeletons, prosthetics, and personal assistive and adaptive devices; a critical examination of how neoliberal economic policies and practices, as well as economies of war, imperialism, and colonialism impact disabled communities and disability politics; and collaborative projects engaging with the practices of personalized medicine and their relation to neoliberalized forms of risk and social control as well as a project exploring how disability is central to practices of criminalization in Canada.
Fritsch is co-editor of Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle (2016, AK Press) and is currently guest editing special issues of Feminist Formations (on “Queer/Crip Contagions”), and Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience (on “Crip Technoscience”). She has over a dozen articles and chapters published in journals and edited collections and is currently working on a book under contract with UBC Press Disability Culture and Politics Series. Fritsch was a 2015-2018 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Women & Gender Studies Institute and Technoscience Research Unit, University of Toronto.