Karen Barad

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Social Justice

About

Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad is also affiliated with the program in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and is the former Director of the Graduate Training Program for the Science & Justice Research Center. Barad is on the faculty of the European Graduate School. Barad holds a PhD 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 drawing from the fields of physics, philosophy, science studies, poststructuralist theory, deconstruction, and feminist and queer theory. Barad’s work has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Hughes Foundation, the Irvine Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Teaching


Publications

Selected Publications

 

Journal articles and editorials

Barad. 2019. “After the End of the World: Entangled Nuclear Colonialisms, Matters of Force, and the Material Force of Justice,” in Theory & Event 22(3): 524-550.

Barad. 2017. “Troubling Time/s and Ecologies of Nothingness: Re-turning, Re-membering, and Facing the Incalculable,” in New Formations: A Journal of Culture/Theory/Politics no. 92, special issue on Posthumanist Temporalities, edited by Manuela Rossini and Michael Toggweiler, pp. 56-86.

Co-authored article. 2015. Reardon, J., Metcalf, J., Kenney, M., & Barad, K. (2015). “Science & justice: The trouble and the Promise,” in Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, 1(1), 1-36.

Barad. 2015. “TransMaterialities: Trans*/Matter/Realities and Queer Political Imaginings,” GLQ, Special Issue on “Queer Inhumanisms,” edited by Mel Chen & Dana Luciano, 21:2-3, 387-422.

Barad. 2014. “Diffracting Diffractions: Cutting Together-Apart,” in Parallax, Special Issue on “Diffracting Worlds, Diffractive Readings – Onto-Epistemologies and the Critical Humanities,” edited by Kathrin Thiele and Brigit Kaiser, 20:3, 168-187.

 

Books

Barad. 2007. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning.  Durham: Duke University Press.

 

Book chapters

Barad. 2020. “Troubling Time/s and Ecologies of Nothingness,” Ch. 13 in Through Post-atomic Eyes, edited by Claudette Lauzon and John O’Brian, McGill-Queen’s University Press. (New portions and some reprinted from New Formations article)

Barad. 2018. “TransMaterialities: Trans*/Matter/Realities and Queer Political Imaginings,” in Unhallowed Arts, edited by Laetitia Wilson, Oron Catts, and Eugenio Viola (University of Western Australia Press), pp. 128-167. (reprint of GLQ article)

Barad. 2018. “Troubling Time/s and Ecologies of Nothingness: Re-turning, Re-membering, and Facing the Incalculable,” in Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy, edited by Matthias Fritsch, Philippe Lynes, and David Wood. NY: Fordham U Press, pp.206-248. (reprint of New Formations article)

Barad. 2018. “Matter feels, converses, suffers, yearns and remembers,” in Anemones, edited by Abir Kopti. (Reprint)

Barad. 2018. “Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter,” in A Feminist Companion to the Posthumanities, edited by Cecilia Åsberg and Rosi Braidotti (Springer Publishing), pp. 223-240. (reprint, abridged version)


Additional Description

Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad is also affiliated with the program in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and is the former Director of the Graduate Training Program for the Science & Justice Research Center.


Karen Barad

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Social Justice

About

Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad is also affiliated with the program in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and is the former Director of the Graduate Training Program for the Science & Justice Research Center. Barad is on the faculty of the European Graduate School. Barad holds a PhD 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 drawing from the fields of physics, philosophy, science studies, poststructuralist theory, deconstruction, and feminist and queer theory. Barad’s work has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Hughes Foundation, the Irvine Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Teaching


Publications

Selected Publications

 

Journal articles and editorials

Barad. 2019. “After the End of the World: Entangled Nuclear Colonialisms, Matters of Force, and the Material Force of Justice,” in Theory & Event 22(3): 524-550.

Barad. 2017. “Troubling Time/s and Ecologies of Nothingness: Re-turning, Re-membering, and Facing the Incalculable,” in New Formations: A Journal of Culture/Theory/Politics no. 92, special issue on Posthumanist Temporalities, edited by Manuela Rossini and Michael Toggweiler, pp. 56-86.

Co-authored article. 2015. Reardon, J., Metcalf, J., Kenney, M., & Barad, K. (2015). “Science & justice: The trouble and the Promise,” in Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, 1(1), 1-36.

Barad. 2015. “TransMaterialities: Trans*/Matter/Realities and Queer Political Imaginings,” GLQ, Special Issue on “Queer Inhumanisms,” edited by Mel Chen & Dana Luciano, 21:2-3, 387-422.

Barad. 2014. “Diffracting Diffractions: Cutting Together-Apart,” in Parallax, Special Issue on “Diffracting Worlds, Diffractive Readings – Onto-Epistemologies and the Critical Humanities,” edited by Kathrin Thiele and Brigit Kaiser, 20:3, 168-187.

 

Books

Barad. 2007. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning.  Durham: Duke University Press.

 

Book chapters

Barad. 2020. “Troubling Time/s and Ecologies of Nothingness,” Ch. 13 in Through Post-atomic Eyes, edited by Claudette Lauzon and John O’Brian, McGill-Queen’s University Press. (New portions and some reprinted from New Formations article)

Barad. 2018. “TransMaterialities: Trans*/Matter/Realities and Queer Political Imaginings,” in Unhallowed Arts, edited by Laetitia Wilson, Oron Catts, and Eugenio Viola (University of Western Australia Press), pp. 128-167. (reprint of GLQ article)

Barad. 2018. “Troubling Time/s and Ecologies of Nothingness: Re-turning, Re-membering, and Facing the Incalculable,” in Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy, edited by Matthias Fritsch, Philippe Lynes, and David Wood. NY: Fordham U Press, pp.206-248. (reprint of New Formations article)

Barad. 2018. “Matter feels, converses, suffers, yearns and remembers,” in Anemones, edited by Abir Kopti. (Reprint)

Barad. 2018. “Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter,” in A Feminist Companion to the Posthumanities, edited by Cecilia Åsberg and Rosi Braidotti (Springer Publishing), pp. 223-240. (reprint, abridged version)


Additional Description

Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad is also affiliated with the program in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and is the former Director of the Graduate Training Program for the Science & Justice Research Center.


Karen Barad

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Social Justice
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Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad is also affiliated with the program in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and is the former Director of the Graduate Training Program for the Science & Justice Research Center. Barad is on the faculty of the European Graduate School. Barad holds a PhD 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 drawing from the fields of physics, philosophy, science studies, poststructuralist theory, deconstruction, and feminist and queer theory. Barad’s work has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Hughes Foundation, the Irvine Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Teaching keyboard_arrow_down
Publications keyboard_arrow_down

Selected Publications

 

Journal articles and editorials

Barad. 2019. “After the End of the World: Entangled Nuclear Colonialisms, Matters of Force, and the Material Force of Justice,” in Theory & Event 22(3): 524-550.

Barad. 2017. “Troubling Time/s and Ecologies of Nothingness: Re-turning, Re-membering, and Facing the Incalculable,” in New Formations: A Journal of Culture/Theory/Politics no. 92, special issue on Posthumanist Temporalities, edited by Manuela Rossini and Michael Toggweiler, pp. 56-86.

Co-authored article. 2015. Reardon, J., Metcalf, J., Kenney, M., & Barad, K. (2015). “Science & justice: The trouble and the Promise,” in Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, 1(1), 1-36.

Barad. 2015. “TransMaterialities: Trans*/Matter/Realities and Queer Political Imaginings,” GLQ, Special Issue on “Queer Inhumanisms,” edited by Mel Chen & Dana Luciano, 21:2-3, 387-422.

Barad. 2014. “Diffracting Diffractions: Cutting Together-Apart,” in Parallax, Special Issue on “Diffracting Worlds, Diffractive Readings – Onto-Epistemologies and the Critical Humanities,” edited by Kathrin Thiele and Brigit Kaiser, 20:3, 168-187.

 

Books

Barad. 2007. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning.  Durham: Duke University Press.

 

Book chapters

Barad. 2020. “Troubling Time/s and Ecologies of Nothingness,” Ch. 13 in Through Post-atomic Eyes, edited by Claudette Lauzon and John O’Brian, McGill-Queen’s University Press. (New portions and some reprinted from New Formations article)

Barad. 2018. “TransMaterialities: Trans*/Matter/Realities and Queer Political Imaginings,” in Unhallowed Arts, edited by Laetitia Wilson, Oron Catts, and Eugenio Viola (University of Western Australia Press), pp. 128-167. (reprint of GLQ article)

Barad. 2018. “Troubling Time/s and Ecologies of Nothingness: Re-turning, Re-membering, and Facing the Incalculable,” in Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy, edited by Matthias Fritsch, Philippe Lynes, and David Wood. NY: Fordham U Press, pp.206-248. (reprint of New Formations article)

Barad. 2018. “Matter feels, converses, suffers, yearns and remembers,” in Anemones, edited by Abir Kopti. (Reprint)

Barad. 2018. “Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter,” in A Feminist Companion to the Posthumanities, edited by Cecilia Åsberg and Rosi Braidotti (Springer Publishing), pp. 223-240. (reprint, abridged version)

Additional Description keyboard_arrow_down

Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad is also affiliated with the program in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and is the former Director of the Graduate Training Program for the Science & Justice Research Center.