Sandra Harding is a Professor of Education and Women's Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a philosopher, and taught for two decades at the University of Delaware before joining UCLA in 1996. At UCLA she directed the UCLA Center for the Study of Women for 5 years, and currently co-edits Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

Professor Harding is a pioneer in the fields of feminist theory and the philosophy of science, and the author or editor of a dozen books and special journal issues,harding and banks including Feminism and Methodology: Social Science Issues (1987), Whose Science? Whose Knowledge? Thinking From Women's Lives (1991), The 'Racial' Economy of Science: Toward a Democratic Future (1993), Science and Other Cultures: Issues in Philosophies of Science & Technology (2003), and The Feminist Standpoint Reader: Intellectual and Political Controversies (2003).

She has lectured at over 200 universities and conferences around the world and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Costa Rica, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. She has been a consultant to several United Nations organizations including the Pan-American Health Organization, UNESCO, the U.N. Development Fund for Women, and the U.N. Commission on Science and Technology for Development.