About

Dr. Sara P. Díaz is an assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She holds a B.A in chemistry and Spanish language and literature from Whitman College. Dr. Díaz worked for six years in the biotechnology industry as an engineer before pursuing her graduate studies at the University of Washington. In 2007, she earned her M.A. in the history of science and twentieth-century U.S. history. Dr. Díaz completed her doctorate in Feminist Studies in 2012. Using feminist cultural studies of science, Dr. Díaz studies the complex relationships between science, gender, race, and the politics of the body. Dr. Díaz’ scholarship builds on U.S. third world feminist theories to examine the intellectual survival strategies used by women of color scientists. Her other scholarly interests include gender, race and twentieth-century science; 20th Century US history, feminist research ethics; feminist epistemologies; feminist environmental justice; and mixed race studies. Dr. Díaz was an organizing member of the Women of Color Collective at UW. She was also a member of the Sloan Social Science Research Group and the Feminist Research Ethics colloquium at UW.