Donna J. Haraway

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Donna Jeanne Haraway "was born in Denver in 1944 and attended Catholic schools. With the aid of a Boettcher Foundation scholarship, she majored in zoology and philosophy at The Colorado College and also fulfilled the requirements for an English major. She graduated in 1966, and studied philosophies of evolution in Paris for a year on a Fulbright scholarship. She earned a Ph.D. from the Biology Department at Yale in 1972 for an interdisciplinary dissertation on the functions of metaphor in shaping research in developmental biology in the twentieth century. After teaching in Women's Studies and General Science at the University of Hawaii, she went on to Johns Hopkins University, and is now professor and former chair of the influential History of Consciousness Program at University of California, Santa Cruz. In September, 2000, Haraway was awarded the highest honor given by the Society for Social Studies of Science, the J.D. Bernal Award, for lifetime contributions to the field." [1]

She is most famous for writing "A Cyborg Manifesto" in 1985.

Related Articles

  • Hari Kunzru, "You Are Cyborg", Wired, February 1997.
  • Haraway, Donna J. Otherworldly Conversations, Terran Topics, Local Terms. In Vandana Shiva, Ingunn Moser (eds). Biopolitics: A Feminist and Ecological Reader on Biotechnology. London. Zed Books, November 1995, pp. 69-92.
  • Haraway, Donna J., "Teddy Bear Patriarchy: Taxidermy in the Garden of Eden", New York City, 1908-36. Social Text, 11. Winter 1984/85, pp. 19-64. In Nicholas B. Dirks, Geoff Eley, Sherry B. Ortner (eds). Culture/Power/History. Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey, November 1, 1993, pp. 49-95, 644 pages,
  • Haraway, Donna J. Teddy Bear Patriarchy: Taxidermy in the Garden of Eden, New York City, 1908-36. In Amy Kaplan and Donald Pease (eds). Cultures of United States Imperialism. Duke University Press, Durham and London, January 1994, pp. 237-91.


  • Donna Haraway, Primate Visions: Race and Nature in the World of Modern Science (1990). various chapters
  • Donna Haraway, Simians, cyborgs, and women: the reinvention of nature (Routledge, 1991).

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  1. Donna J. Haraway, accessed September 18, 2009.