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 Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle (2016, with Clare O’Connor and AK Thompson) and has co-edited special journal issues of Somatechnics, Feminist Formations, and Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience. Fritsch is currently collaborating with Anne McGuire and Eduardo Trejos on We Move Together, a disability themed children’s book (April 2021) while concurrently working on two books engaging disability justice and crip theory for UBC Press’ Disability Culture and Politics Series.
She regularly teaches courses in disability studies and social theory and supervises a wide range of students interested in disability studies; 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.