February 28 – Donna Haraway & Marilyn Strathern – Emerging Worlds Lecture Series: Shifting Worlds

Donna Haraway is Professor of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests include feminist theory, cultural and historical studies of science and technology, relation of life and human sciences, and human-animal relations. In her refusal of human-exceptionalism, Haraway explores multi-species entanglements and is a leading thinker in the post-humanities. She is author of many books including, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (Routledge, 1991), which has become an authoritative text in theorizing the politics of the post-human, Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.FemaleMan_Meets_OncoMouse: Feminism and Technoscience (Routledge, 1997), and her most recent book, When Species Meet: Encounters in Dogland (University of Minnesota Press, 2007).

Dame Marilyn Strathern was the William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at Cambridge University from 1994 to 2008. She has written about new reproductive technologies and intellectual property law and her most recent work focuses on the complexities of transparency, accountability, and audit, especially within the academy. She is the author many books among which the most influential are The Gender of the Gift (University of Calfornia Press, 1988) Partial Connections (Altamira Press2004 [1991]); Kinship, law and the unexpected: Relatives are often a surprise (Cambridge University Press, 2005).