Donna Haraway

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Donna J. Haraway (born September 6, 1944) is a Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, United States.



  • Crystals, Fabrics, and Fields: Metaphors of Organicism in 20th Century Developmental Biology, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976.
  • Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science, New York and London: Routledge, 1989; London: Verso, 1992.
  • Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.FemaleMan©_Meets_Oncomouse™: Feminism and Technoscience, New York and London: Routledge, 1997, 361 pp. Review.
    • Monströse Versprechen: Coyote-Geschichten zu Feminismus und Technowissenschaft, trans. Michael Haupt, intro. Frigga Haug, Hamburg and Berlin: Argument, 1995, 215 pp; 2nd ed. as Monströse Versprechen: die Gender- und Technologie-Essays, Hamburg: Argument, 2006, 215 pp. (in German)
    • _Testimone_Modesta@ Femminismo e tecnoscienza_, intro. Liana Borghi, Milan: Feltrinelli, 2000. (in Italian). Introduction.

Cyborg Manifesto

  • "A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s", Socialist Review 15:2 (1985), pp 65-107. An earlier version of the paper on genetic engineering appeared as 'Lieber Kyborg als Gattin: Für eine sozialistisch-feministische Unterwanderung der Gentechnologie", Argument-Sonderband 105, eds. Bernd-Peter Lange and Anna Marie Stuby, Berlin, 1984, pp 66-84; the cyborg manifesto grew from Haraway's "New Machines, New Bodies, New Communities: Political Dilemmas of a Cyborg Feminist", The Scholar and the Feminist X: The Question of Technology, Conference, Barnard College, April 1983 (taken from p 101). Reprinted in Feminism/Postmodernism, ed. Linda J. Nicholson, 1990, pp 190-233; repr. in The Haraway Reader, 2003, pp 7-46. Also appeared as "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century", in Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, Free Association, 1991, pp 149-181, n243-248; repr. in The Cybercultures Reader, eds. David Bell and Barbara M. Kennedy, Routledge, 2000, pp 291-324.

Selected works

  • Manifesto Cyborg. Donne, tecnologie e biopolitiche del corpo, trans. & notes Liana Borghi, intro. Rosi Braidotti, Milan: Feltrinelli, 1995, 194 pp; 2nd ed., 1999. (in Italian)
  • The Haraway Reader, Routledge, 2003, 416 pp.

Essays (selection)

  • "The High Cost of Information in Post World War II Evolutionary Biology: Ergonomics, Semiotics, and the Sociobiology of Communications Systems", Philosophical Forum 13:2-3 (Winter/Spring 1981-82), pp 244-278.
  • "Signs of Dominance: From a Physiology to a Cybernetics of Primate Society, C.R. Carpenter, 1930-1970", in Studies in History of Biology, Vol. 6, eds. William Coleman and Camille Limoges, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982, pp 129-219.



  • How Like a Leaf: An Interview with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Routledge, 1999, 197 pp.
    • Thyrza Nichols Goodeve intervista Donna J. Haraway, Come una Foflia, trans. Gina Maneri, Milan: Tartaruga, 1999. (in Italian)
    • Opice, Kiborgi In Zenske: reinvencija Narave, trans. Tina Potrato, Ljubljana: SOU, Snudentska zalozba, 1999. (in Slovenian)
  • Edges and Ecotones: Donna Haraway's Worlds at UCSC: An Oral History, ed. Irene Reti, University of Santa Cruz Library. 2007, 106 pp.


  • Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky, Christoph F.E. Holzhey (eds.), Situiertes Wissen und regionale Epistemologie. Zur Aktualität Georges Canguilhems und Donna J. Haraways, Vienna/Berlin: Turia+Kant, 2013. (in German) [1]