Leaders in SHAPE: Judith Butler

8 Feb 2021, 17:00 - 17:45

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Meet the most influential figures within and beyond academia shaping the fields of social sciences, humanities and the arts.

In the next event in our Leaders in SHAPE series, renowned philosopher and cultural theorist Judith Butler joins Conor Gearty to discuss their life and career.

Judith Butler is one of the most influential thinkers of modern times. Best known for their work in gender theory, Judith Butler’s text Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990) revolutionised popular attitudes on gender and remains one of the most talked-about scholarly books of the 20th century, as celebrated as it is controversial. Today, Butler writes widely on other questions of philosophy, culture and politics, with books including Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly (2015), a co-edited volume Vulnerability in Resistance (2015) and most recently The Force of Non-Violence (2020), which offers a way to think about aggressive non-violence.

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This event is part of LGBT+ History Month 2021

Speaker: Professor Judith Butler FBA, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Chair: Professor Conor Gearty FBA, Vice-President (Social Sciences), The British Academy; Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics

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