Donna J. Haraway is a Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, United States. Haraway, a prominent scholar in the field of science and technology studies, was described in the early 1990s as a "Postgenderist, rather loosely a neo-Marxist and a postmodernist". She is the author of numerous books and essays that bring together questions of science and feminism, such as A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century and Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective.
Haraway has taught Women's Studies and the History of Science at the University of Hawaii and Johns Hopkins University. In September 2000, Haraway was awarded the highest honor given by the Society for Social Studies of Science, the J. D. Bernal Award, for lifetime contributions to the field. Haraway has also lectured in feminist theory and technoscience at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Haraway's works have contributed the study of both human-machine and human-animal relations. Her works have sparked debate in primatology, philosophy, and developmental biology.