Eva Hayward

Assistant Professor, Department of Gender & Women's Studies

Assistant Professor, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Eva Hayward received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz in History of Consciousness (her advisor was Donna Haraway). Her dissertation focused on feminist science studies and visual culture in which she did ethnographic work of marine biological laboratories in California. Hayward has previously taught courses on film/video, science studies, and feminist/queer theory at the University of California, Santa Cruz, University of New Mexico, Uppsala University (Sweden), Duke University, and University of Cincinnati. Currently, she is an assistant professor in Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Her research focuses on aesthetics, environmental and science studies, and transgender theory. At the University of Arizona, she has developed course on Feminist Animal Studies, Ecofeminism, and Sexuality & Aesthetics. She has recently published articles in Transgender Studies Quarterly (she edited a special issue on the intersection of transgender and animal studies), “FingeryEyes: Impressions of Cup Corals” appeared in Cultural Anthropology, “Carnal Light” appeared in Parallax, “Sensational Jellyfish” appeared in differences, “Lessons From a Starfish” appeared in Women’s Studies Quarterly, “Spider City Sex” appeared in Women and Performance. Hayward’s forthcoming book “SymbioSeas” (under contract with Penn State Press) looks at underwater representations of marine organisms to think about the interplay of art and science, sex and species, mediation and intimacy. 


  • PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz, History of Consciousness