Sandra Harding

Sandra Harding is a philosopher who teaches in the Departments of Education, Women’s Studies, and Philosophy.

She directed the UCLA Center for the Study of Women from 1995-2000, and co-edited the journal Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society from 2000-2005. She is the author or editor of 15 books, mostly on topics in feminist and postcolonial epistemology and philosophy of science. Recent ones include The Feminist Standpoint Theory Reader (2004), Science and Social Inequality: Feminist and Postcolonial Issues (2006), and Sciences From Below: Postcolonialities, Feminisms, and Modernities (2008).

She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Costa Rica, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and the Asian Institute of Technology. She has consulted to several United Nations organizations including the Pan American Health Organization, UNESCO, the U.N. Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the U.N. Commission on Science and Technology for Development.

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