Histories of Now: Time Diffractions, Virtuality, and Material Imaginings
In this talk, physicist and feminist theorist Karen Barad will discuss her recent work on time and her reflections on the entanglement of time and materiality.
Karen Barad is professor of feminist studies, philosophy, and history of consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad holds a PhD in theoretical particle physics and quantum field theory, and was tenured in the Physics Department at UCSC 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. Her 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. She is the co-director of the Science & Justice Graduate Training Program at UCSC.