Announcing Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience

catalyst v1i1coverThe TRU is proud to be part of the editorial collective announcing the First Issue of
Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience.

Catalyst is a juried online journal that expands the feminist and critical intellectual legacies
of science and technology studies into theory-intensive research, critique,
and practice, supporting intersectional and transnational scholarship and
fostering accessibility and experimentation in scholarly form. The inaugural
issue demonstrates the scope of Catalyst’s intellectual and political
vision. The journal’s core editorial collective thanks the journal’s
contributors, anonymous readers, and advisory board members.

Special issues in development will consider black studies and feminist STS,
digital militarism, disability, and the politics of care. We invite you to
submit work on these and other topics for juried review through the
journal’s online portal. The journal welcomes scholarly research articles,
research-based art and media work, book reviews, news in focus, and other

The Catalyst Collective is managing editors Cristina Visperas and Monika Sengul-Jones; web designer and
manager Monika Sengul-Jones; and editorial board members Kimberly Juanita
Brown, Lisa Cartwright, Martha Lampland, Rachel Lee, Mara Mills, Michelle
Murphy, Natasha Myers, Deboleena Roy, David Serlin, Banu Subramaniam, and
Elizabeth A. Wilson.

Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience
Vol 1, No 1 (2015): Inaugural Issue
Table of Contents

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

Image & Text Works
Enchanting Catastrophe: Magical Subrealism and BP’s Macondo
Jackie Orr
The Vanishing Object of Technology
Joanna Zylinska

Critical Perspectives
On Writing About Illness: A Dialogue with S. Lochlann Jain and Jackie Stacey
on Cancer, STS, and Cultural Studies
S. Lochlann Jain, Jackie Stacey
Difference Work: A Conversation with Lilly Irani
Lilly Irani, Monika Sengul-Jones
Science & Justice: The Trouble and the Promise
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)
Donna V. Jones
Review of Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor
(University of Minnesota Press, 2015)
Trung PQ Nguyen
Review of Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us (University of California
Press, 2013) and Teratologies: A Cultural Study of Cancer (Routledge,
Lisa Lindén, Mairead Sullivan

Lab Meeting
A Discussion on Experiments and Experimentation: NIH to Balance Sex in Cell
and Animal Studies
News in Focus
Ebola and its Discontents