Crip Technoscience Issue of Catalyst

The TRU is thrilled to announce the most recent issue of the journal Catalyst which features work on Crip Technoscience, co-edited by Kelly Fritsch, former TRU Banting postdoctoral fellow, Aimi Hamraie, Mara Mills, and David Serlin. The TRU has been proud to be the current editorial home of the journal.

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We are thrilled  to announce the Spring 2019 issue of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience featuring special sections on Crip Technoscience edited by Kelly Fritsch, Aimi Hamraie, Mara Mills and David Serlin. The special sections explore the emerging field of crip technoscience at the intersection of feminist technoscience studies and critical disability studies. Featuring articles by Alison Kafer, Eunjung Kim, Lindsey Dolich Felt, Stephen Horrocks, and Olivia Banner, the issue brings together critical perspectives on disability, science, and technology in order to grapple with historical and contemporary debates related to digital and emerging technologies, treatments, risk, and practices of access, design, health, and enhancement. A virtual roundtable on Crip Technoscience, Artistry and Social Praxis in our Critical Commentary section — edited by Aimi Hamraie with Vilissa Thompson, Kevin Gotkin, Alice Sheppard and Alice Wong — brings together non-academic discussions of disability and technoscience involving art, nightlife, online activism, and spaces that intersect with but go far beyond the university. The Text & Images section features  work by Mallory Kay Nelson, Ashley Shew,  and Bethany Stevens on “Transmobility: Rethinking the Possibilities in Cyborg (Cripborg) Bodies.” This exciting collection of Crip Technoscience work also includes Louise Hickman’s“Transcription Work and the Practices of Crip Technoscience” in the Lab Meetings section.

In addition, this issue of Catalyst features three Original Articles by Martha Kenney, “Fables of Response-ability: Feminist Science Studies as Didactic Literature;” Thao Phan, “Nostalgia, Class Privilege, and Domestic Labor: A Discourse Analysis of the Amazon Echo’s Promotional Material;” Sharyn Davies and Sam Taylor-Alexander, “Temporal Orders and Y Chromosome Futures: Of Mice, Monkeys and Men;” as well as a Critical Perspective piece by Nassim Parvin “Look Up and Smile! Seeing Through Alexa’s Algorithmic Gaze.”

The issue concludes with five Book Reviews by Joshua Earle, Britt Rusert, John Murillo III, Kyla Schuller and Kara W. Swanson of recent noteworthy books.

Catalyst is an online, juried journal that expands the feminist and critical intellectual legacies of science and technology studies in to theory-intensive research, critique, and practice. Catalyst is inviting submissions of papers and media work, as well as proposals for future special sections or critical perspective discussions. Please direct any questions to