Loree Erickson

Loree is a white, queer, disabled, femme from a mixed class background growing up in rural northern Virginia. She moved to Tkaronto from Richmond, Virginia where she did an undergraduate degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in Politics and Women’s Studies. She was part of the first group of students to complete the Critical Disability Studies masters at York University in 2005 and completed a PhD in Environmental Studies. She is the current Ethel Louise Armstrong postdoctoral fellow at Ryerson’s School of Disability Studies. Her research interests include disability justice, transformative justice, prison abolition, porn studies, cultures of un/desirability, queercrip porn, marginalized communities strategies for surviving and flourishing including but not limited to care collectives. She is the creator of want, an internationally award-winning queercrip porn film, and a community organizer. She has worked with 81 Reasons, Prisoner Justice Action Coalition, Queers Crash the Beat and was a founding member of DAMN 2025, and Acsexxxible. In addition to this community organizing, she is a forerunner in theorizing and thriving through care collectives having met the majority of her care needs through her community for 20 years. She is also a fan of sun, sparkly things, and social justice. As a sessional instructor at Ryerson, OCAD, and U of T she has have been offering classes on sexuality studies, transformative justice, feminist film and video, queer theory, gender studies, disability justice, and pop culture.