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Juno Salazar Parreñas

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Associate Professor, Science and Technology Studies and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Juno Salazar Parreñas is a feminist science studies scholar who examines human-animal relations, environmental issues, and efforts to institutionalize justice. Parreñas’ book, Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation (Duke UP, 2018) received the 2019 Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prize, biennially awarded by the Association for Feminist Anthropology for a first book, an honorable mention for the 2019 New Millennium Prize biennially awarded by the Society for Medical Anthropology, an honorable mention for the 2019 Diana Forsythe Prize jointly awarded by the Society for the Anthropology of Work and the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing, and an honorable mention for the 2020 Harry Benda Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. She is the editor of Gender: Animals (Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, 2017). Her article, “Producing Affect: Transnational volunteerism in a Malaysian orangutan rehabilitation center,” received the 2013 General Anthropology Division’s Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship Prize. She is also a featured columnist in the Los Angeles based monthly magazine The Lesbian News.

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