- Ph.D., Philosophy, New York University
- B.A., Douglass College of Rutgers University
Awards, Honors, Fellowships
1989. Elected to membership in Sigma Xi.
1990. Woman Philosopher of the Year, Eastern Division Society for Women in Philosophy.
2000-05. Co-editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.
2007. Awarded The Douglass (College) Society Membership.
2007-08. Appointed as a Phi Beta Kappa National Lecturer.
2009. Received American Education Research Association (AERA) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research.
2011. Appointed Distinguished Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, East Lansing
2012. Appointed Distinguished Professor of Education and Gender Studies. UCLA
2013. Awarded John Desmond Bernal Prize of Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S). (This is 4S’s highest award. Among earlier awardees are Robert Merton, Thomas Kuhn, Mary Douglas, and Joseph Needham.)
Teaching and Research Interests
Teaching and research interests are in feminist and postcolonial theory, epistemology, research methodology and philosophy of science.
Objectivity and Diversity Forthcoming Fall 2014.
The Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies Reader. Edited. 2011
Sciences From Below: Feminisms, Postcolonialisms, and Modernities 2008.
Science and Social Inequality: Feminist and Postcolonial Issues. 2006.
The Feminist Standpoint Theory Reader. Edited. 2004.
Science and Other Cultures: co-edited with Robert Figueroa. 2003.
Decentering the Center: Philosophies for a Multicultural, Postcolonial and Feminist World, co-edited with Uma Narayan. 2000.
Is Science Multicultural? Postcolonialisms, Feminisms, and Epistemologies. 1998.
The ‘Racial’ Economy of Science: Toward a Democratic Future. Edited. 1993.
Whose Science? Whose Knowledge: Thinking From Women’s Lives. 1991.
Feminism and Methodology: Social Science Issues. Edited. 1987
The Science Question in Feminism. 1986.
Discovering Reality: Feminist Perspectives on Epistemology, Metaphysics, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science. Co-edited with Merrill Hintikka. 1983. Second edition 2003.
“Objectivity and Diversity” Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, ed. James Banks. Thousand Oaks: Sage 2012.
“Standpoint Methodologies and Epistemologies: A Logic of Scientific Inquiry for People,” UNESCO World Social Science Report, Paris: United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2010. 173-175.
“Postcolonial and Feminist Philosophies of Science and Technology: Convergences and Dissonances,” in Postcolonial Studies, Vol 12, No. 4, p. 410-429, 2009.
“Women, Science, and Society”, Science September 11, 1998.
“Rethinking Standpoint Epistemology: What is ‘Strong Objectivity’” in Feminist Epistemologies, ed. Linda Alcoff and Elizabeth Potter. New York: Routledge, 1992.
“Feminism, Science, and the Anti-Enlightenment Critiques,” in Feminism/Postmodernism, ed. Linda Nicholson. New York: Methuen/Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1988. 83-106.
- Selected autobiographical accounts, interviews, and analyses of significance of work:
Callahan, Joan and Nancy Tuana. “Feminist Philosophy Interview Project: Feminist Philosophers In Their Own Words.” Video available for purchase at Penn State Rock Ethics Institute webpage: http://rockethics.psu.edu/education/oral-history-feminist-philosophers.
Harding, Sandra. 2002. “Philosophy as Work and Politics,” in The Philosophical I: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy, ed. George Yancy. Lanham Mass: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 23-42
Hinterberger, Amy. 2013. “Curating postcolonial critique”, Social Studies of Science 43(4) 619-627. (Review of The Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies Reader.)
Hirsch, Elizabeth and Gary A. Olson “Starting From Marginalized Lives A Conversation with Sandra Harding,” JAC 15:2. (1995).
Marsan, Loren. 2008. ”Thinking from Women’s Lives: Sandra Harding, Standpoint, and Science.” Video available at http://women.ucla.edu/faculty/hammer/cm178/o87/ThinkingFromWomen’s Lives %20.Sandra.html
Richardson, Sarah S. 2010. “Feminist philosophy of science: history, contributions, and challenges,” Synthese 177:337-362.
Rooney, Phyllis. 2007. “The Marginalization of Feminist Epistemology and What That Reveals About Epistemology ‘Proper’”. In Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science Power in Knowledge., ed. Heidi Grasswick. Dordrecht: Springer.
Steiner, Linda. 2012. “Sandra Harding: The Less False Accounts of Feminist Standpoint Epistemology” in Philosophical Profiles in the Theory of Communication, ed. Jason Hannon. New York: Peter Lang. 261-289.