Vol 1, No 1 (2015)

Inaugural Issue

Welcome to the first issue of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, an online, juried journal that expands the feminist and critical intellectual legacies of science and technology studies into theory-intensive research, critique, and practice. Catalyst supports intersectional and transnational scholarship and seeks to foster accessibility and experimentation in scholarly form. The inaugural issue demonstrates the scope of Catalyst's intellectual and political vision.

Table of Contents

Original Research

Black Feminism’s Minor Empiricism: Hurston, Combahee, and the Experience of Evidence HTML PDF
Lindsey Andrews
Surrogate Humanity: Posthuman Networks and the (Racialized) Obsolescence of Labor HTML PDF
Neda Atanasoski, Kalindi Vora
"El tabaco se ha mulato": Globalizing Race, Viruses, and Scientific Observation in the Late Nineteenth Century HTML PDF
Jih-Fei Cheng
Heart Feminism HTML PDF
Anne Pollock
Depression, Biology, Aggression: Introduction to Gut Feminism (Duke University Press, 2015) HTML PDF
Elizabeth A. Wilson

Image & Text Works

Enchanting Catastrophe: Magical Subrealism and BP's Macondo HTML PDF
Jackie Orr
The Vanishing Object of Technology HTML PDF
Joanna Zylinska

Critical Perspectives

On Writing About Illness: A Dialogue with S. Lochlann Jain and Jackie Stacey on Cancer, STS, and Cultural Studies HTML PDF
S. Lochlann Jain, Jackie Stacey
Difference Work: A Conversation with Lilly Irani HTML PDF
Lilly Irani, Monika Sengul-Jones
Science & Justice: The Trouble and the Promise HTML PDF
Jenny Reardon, Jacob Metcalf, Martha Kenney, Karen Barad

Book Reviews

Review of Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity (University of Illinois Press, 2014) HTML PDF
Donna V. Jones
Review of Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor (University of Minnesota Press, 2015) HTML PDF
Trung PQ Nguyen
Review of Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us (University of California Press, 2013) and Teratologies: A Cultural Study of Cancer (Routledge, 1997) HTML PDF
Lisa Lindén, Mairead Sullivan

Lab Meeting

A Discussion on Experiments and Experimentation: NIH to Balance Sex in Cell and Animal Studies HTML PDF
Daphna Joel, Anelis Kaiser, Sarah S. Richardson, Stacey A. Ritz, Deboleena Roy, Banu Subramaniam

News in Focus

Ebola and its Discontents HTML PDF
Elke Mühlberger, Deboleena Roy, Pamela Scully, Banu Subramaniam, Jennifer Terry

Editorial Board

Introduction to the Inaugural Issue HTML PDF