The Power of Revision. Epistemology, Politics and Ethics in Donna Haraway

10.02.2022, 18:00

The name Donna Haraway is currently a much respected reference in the theoretical scene and art criticism. In the German-speaking world, the biologist, philosopher of science and literary scholar was listed in one of the most important art magazines as the most influential person in the art world today. She hits a nerve with her reflections on interspecies kinship, her imperative to commune with non-human others and her critical engagement with technologies.

Katharina Hoppe’s monograph The Power of Revision. Epistemology, Politics and Ethics in Donna Haraway systematises her multi-layered oeuvre for the first time. The publication was published by Campus Verlag in 2021. In a conversation with Franziska von Verschuer, the author provides an insight into key aspects of Haraway’s thinking and discusses the prerequisites of a critical social theory in the Anthropocene.

Katharina Hoppe teaches and researches as a sociologist in Frankfurt am Main. She studied sociology, economics and economic and social history in Aachen, Frankfurt am Main and Milwaukee. Since 2014, she has been a research assistant at the Institute of Sociology at Goethe University Frankfurt, where she received her doctorate in 2020 with a dissertation on Donna Haraway’s work. Her research is located at the intersections of sociological theory, feminist critique of science and the intersectional sociology of social inequality.

Franziska von Verschuer is a research associate in the research group “Biotechnology, Nature and Society” at the Institute of Sociology at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Her doctoral thesis deals with the techno-scientific treatment of ecological crises. To this end, she is investigating the international seed store in the Arctic and its function as a bulwark against the loss of biological diversity in the interest of future food security. Her research is situated in the field of feminist and decolonial science and technology studies as well as in a post-anthropocentric sociology.

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