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Visual and Media Cultures Colloquia: Karen Barad

Wed, Feb 18, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Porter College, Room 245

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

Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz.  Barad's Ph.D. is in theoretical particle physics and quantam 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: Quantam 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.  Barad's 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.  Barad is the Co-Director of the Science & Justice Graduate Training Program at UCSC.  

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Presented by: Arts Division, Film & Digital Media, History of Art and Visual Culture

Image caption: Lyonel Feininger, Untitled (street scene, double exposure, Halle), 1929-30