Loree Erickson completed her doctorate in Environmental Studies at York University. Titled Unbreaking Our Hearts, her research engaged the queercrip community as knowledge and cultural producers interrogating systemic oppression. Her work highlights practices of resistance, with a focus on producing queercrip porn, such as her internationally award-winning film want. Erickson is at the forefront of theorizing and thriving through care collectives, having met the majority of her care needs through her community for 20 years.
Selected from 27 applicants in six countries, she is using her time in Disability Studies at Ryerson to foster interdisciplinary conversations of disability, gender, sexuality, normativity, embodiment and care. Erickson began her two-year term in September 2018.