Jan. 17 STS Colloquium Karen Barad


Readings for Jan. 17 Colloquium event can be downloaded from here: Karen Barad 

Karen Barad

Email: kbarad@ucsc.edu

Office: Humanities 1 Rm 330

Karen Barad is currently Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Research Interests

Feminist science studies, materialism, deconstruction, poststructuralism, posthumanism, multi-species studies, science & justice, physics, twentieth-century continental philosophy, epistemology, ontology, ethics, philosophy of physics, feminist, queer, & trans theories

Biography, Education, and Training

Ph.D., Theoretical Particle Physics, SUNY Stony Brook

Karen Barad’s Ph.D. is in theoretical particle physics and quantum field theory. Barad held a tenured appointment in a physics department before moving into more interdisciplinary spaces. Barad is the author of Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning (Duke University Press, 2007) and numerous articles in the fields of physics, philosophy, science studies, poststructuralist theory, and feminist theory. Barad’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Hughes Foundation, the Irvine Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Barad is the Co-Director of the Science & Justice Graduate Training Program at UCSC. http://www.cbse.ucsc.edu/education/science_justice


For a full list of Karen Barad’s work, please explore Barad’s UCSC homepage.