Kelly Fritsch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, unceded Algonquin territory (Ottawa). As a feminist disability studies scholar and crip theorist, her research focuses on the generative frictions of disability. Fritsch is cross-appointed to the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Institute of Political Economy.
Fritsch has published over twenty articles and book chapters, is co-editor of Disability (In)Justice: Examining Criminalization in Canada (forthcoming 2021, with Jeffrey Monaghan and Emily van der Meulen) as well as Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle (2016, with Clare O’Connor and AK Thompson). Fritsch has also co-edited special journal issues of Somatechnics, Feminist Formations, Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience and Studies in Social Justice. Fritsch is currently collaborating with Anne McGuire and Eduardo Trejos on We Move Together, a disability justice themed children’s book (April 2021) while concurrently working on a crip theory monograph for UBC Press’ Disability Culture and Politics Series.
She regularly teaches courses in critical disability studies and social theory and supervises a wide range of students interested in disability; crip and queer theory; accessibility; sociology of health, illness, and medicine; disability justice; feminist science and technology studies; political economy; biopolitics and necropolitics; affect; cultural studies; gender and sexuality; social and political theory; and social movements.