Dr. Kelly Fritsch, Disability Justice: Cripping Biocapitalism and the Future of Enhance...

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When: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Time: 9:45 am — 11:00 am
Location:MacOdrum Library, 482
Contact:Karen Tucker

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Dr. Kelly Fritsch, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto

Disability Justice: Cripping Biocapitalism and the Future of Enhancement

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.

Wednesday, September 13
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
482 MacOdrum Library (4th floor)
Candidate’s Presentation for New Position in Social Justice Sociology