Cyborg Spaces and Monstrous Places: Critical Geographic Engagements with Harawayian Theory

A conversation piece that Maureen Hickey and I co-organized at the 2010 AAG Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. was published in Aether: The Journal of Media Geography.

Donna Haraway’s contribution to the theorization of feminist, post-structural and radical geographies has been immense, and critical scholars working across the spectrum have drawn on her work as part of larger projects rethinking the epistemological and ontological foundations of modern geography. The purpose of this conversation, held at the 2010 aag meetings in Washington, D.C., was to bring together a diverse field of geographers who are currently engaging with Haraway's work. We hoped to foster this conference space in order to share research and to grapple with the possibilities and limitations of Harawayian thought as it has and continues to open up new spaces across the discipline – both theoretically and practically. To that end, we welcomed panelists that engage with any aspect of Haraway's work, and encouraged participation from a wide variety of geographic sub-fields, including, but not limited to: anti-essentialist feminist research praxis, cyborg politics, relational ontologies, hybrid epistemologies, impure landscapes, god-trickery, inappropriate/d others, companion species, and (non)human/techno-bio-nature-science relationships.


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