Donna Haraway (born in 1944; still alive)

  • A Cyborg Manifesto

    In 1985, she published A Cyborg Manifesto, an essay that goes over the history of man and machine. She compares us to cyborgs and uses cyborgs as a way to critique the gender inequity and how women were viewed compared to men. The cyborgs are used as a way for her to reject patriarchal normality.
  • Situated Knowledges

    In 1988, she published Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective. This study aimed to highlight the problems with science dichotomies and scientific objectivity. She uses the feminist view to explain objectivity. She puts fourth the idea of situated knowledge, a third option to the debated realism vs relativism.
  • Primate Visions

    Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science was a feminist critique on the study of primates. Its goal is to highlight the biases, subject work, and personal agenda in the research of some of these scientists. It also brings up the race and gender issues prevalent in the research.
  • Making Kin not Population

    This was a later work of Haraway that goes over the concerns surrounding the decline of the environment and the ever growing human population. Haraway gets with a variety of other feminist scholars to discuss government programs, policies, and inequalities. She analyzes issues relating to kinship and injustices.