Karen Barad is
Distinguished Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of
Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad's
Ph.D. is in theoretical particle physics and quantum field theory. Barad
held a tenured appointment in a physics department before moving into
more interdisciplinary spaces. Barad is the author of Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning (Duke
University Press, 2007) and numerous articles in the fields of physics,
philosophy, science studies, poststructuralist theory, and feminist
theory. Barad's research has been supported by the National Science
Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Hughes Foundation, the Irvine
Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the
Humanities. Barad is one of the founders of the UCSC Science &
Justice Research Center and the Science & Justice Graduate Training
Nnedi’s works include WHO FEARS DEATH (in development at HBO into a TV series), the BINTI novella trilogy (optioned and in development with Media Res), THE BOOK OF PHOENIX, the NSIBIDI SCRIPTS SERIES and LAGOON. She is the winner of Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus and Lodestar Awards and her debut novel ZAHRAH THE WINDSEEKER won the prestigious Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature.
Nnedi has also written an Africanfuturist comic series LAGUARDIA (winner of the Hugo and Eisner Award); comics for Marvel, including BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING and WAKANDA FOREVER (featuring the Dora Milaje) and the SHURI series; and her short memoir BROKEN PLACES AND OUTER SPACES.
holds a PhD (literature) and two MAs (journalism and literature). She
lives with her daughter Anyaugo and family in Phoenix, Arizona.