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Judith Butler

Maxine Elliot Professor, Department of Comparative Literature and the Program in Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley

Judith Butler is the Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program in Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also served as the program’s Founding Director.

Professor Butler is one of the world’s most influential scholars and activists working in the areas of gender and sexual politics and human rights. Her many books, which include Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex (1993), and Undoing Gender (2004), have been translated into 21 languages. She has received the Adorno Prize from the City of Frankfurt for her contributions to feminist and moral philosophy, the Brudner Prize from Yale University for lifetime achievement in gay and lesbian studies, and the Andrew Mellon Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in the Humanities, among many other honors. She also serves on the Advisory Council of the New University in Exile, a consortium of universities and colleges dedicated to assisting persecuted and endangered scholars worldwide.

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Forum 42:

Scholars at Risk: What Are the Obligations of Universities?

Judith Butler

Held April 16, 2019

Includes video