Cori Hayden is a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, where she conducts research and teaches on the anthropology of science, technology, and medicine, with an emphasis in Latin America. She recently served as the chair of the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley and was the director of the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society from 2010–2013. Hayden received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz in 2000 and has held fellowships at the Center for US-Mexican Studies in San Diego, the University of Cambridge, and the Center for Advanced Studies in the Social and Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto. Hayden is the author of the award-winning book When Nature Goes Public (Princeton University Press, 2003), and is currently finishing a new book titled The Spectacular Generic, which analyzes the contours of a 21st century politics of the pharmaceutical copy. She is also co-convenor of Cloud and Crowd, a UC Humanities Network-funded initiative on contemporary market formations, political atmospheres, aesthetic possibilities, and modes of inquiry.
Anthropology of science, technology, and medicine; Latin America (particularly Mexico); post-colonial science studies; kinship, gender and queer studies.