Karen Barad

Histories of Now: Time Diffractions, Virtuality, and Material Imaginings

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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.

Emily Zimmerman

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.

Karen Barad
October 28, 2014, 7PM

EMPAC 2014-2015 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, the Boeing Company Charitable Trust, and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks extended to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for continued support of artist commissions.

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