C O N T R I B U T O R S
Debbora Battaglia is a cultural anthropologist specializing in personhood and cre-
ative social action. Most recently she has engaged the human cloning controversy,
focusing on the contingency of self and identity in fluid faith-based communities.
Her books include On the Bones of the Serpent: Person, Memory, and Mortality in
Sabarl Island Society (Chicago) and Rhetorics of Self-Making (California). She is
Professor of Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College.
Richard Doyle maps the rhetorical interfaces between information technology and
the life sciences, those sites where living systems and information ecologies blur.
Author of Wetwares: Experiments in PostVital Living (Minnesota) and On Be-
yond Living: Rhetorical Transformations of the Life Sciences (Stanford), Doyle
currently serves as Expert, Wetwares and Human/Machine Interaction, for the
International Electrotechnical Commission (iec). He is Professor of Rhetoric and
Science, Medicine, Technologies and Cultures at Pennsylvania State University.
Joseph Dumit is the Director of the Science and Technology Studies Program and
Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Davis, and
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include Picturing Personhood:
Brain Scans and Biomedical Identity (Princeton), Cyborg Babies (Routledge), and
Cyborgs and Citadels (School of American Research).