Donna Haraway, Ph.D., (b. 1944 in Denver) is a Professor of Feminism and Technoscience at the European Graduate School EGS in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, and an internationally recognized feminist theorist and philosopher of science and technology. Dr. Haraway studied zoology, philosophy and English at The Colorado College on a Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, where she graduated with a BA in 1966. She then studied philosophies of evolution at the University of Paris on a Fulbright Scholarship for a year.
Dr. Haraway received her Ph.D. at Yale in 1972 from the Department of Biology. Her dissertation, entitled 'The Search for Organizing Relations: An Organismic Paradigm in 20th-Century Developmental Biology', which was written as part of an interdisciplinary arrangement between the Departments of Biology, Philosophy, and History of Science and Medicine, focused on the role of metaphor as a shaping force in twentieth-century developmental biological research. Dr. Haraway taught general science and women's studies from 1971–74 at the University of Hawaii, and she taught in the Department of the History of Science at Johns Hopkins University from 1974–80. Since 1984, Dr. Haraway has been a professor in the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.