Professor Donna Haraway (USA)
Donna Haraway is Professor and former Chair in the History of Consciousness Programme at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work over the last two decades has had a fundamental impact on a variety of interdisciplinary fields, especially primatology, cultural studies of science and technology, feminist and gender studies, and human-animal studies. Her book Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science (Routledge, 1989) provided a groundbreaking model for the examination of human-animal relations as these are constituted at the intersection of science, government, corporate capitalism, popular culture, and postcolonial politics.
Professor Haraway's next two books -- Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (Routledge, 1991), and Modest_Witness @Second_Millennium. FemaleMan(c) Meets OncoMouse(tm). Feminism and Technoscience (New York and London: Routledge, 1997), and especially the essays "Situated Knowledges" and "A Cyborg Manifesto" -- helped set the agenda for research on technoscience culture. Her more recent work -- for example The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness (Prickly Paradigm, 2003) -- returns centrally to the question of human-animal relations, which is also the focus for her current research.