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Professor Judith Butler

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. Judith received her PhD in Philosophy from Yale University in 1984. She is the author of a large number of highly influential texts in social theory, from Gender Trouble in 1990 to Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly in 2016. Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages.

Judith has received numerous awards, including the Adorno Prize from the City of Frankfurt in honour of her contributions to feminist and moral philosophy and the diploma of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Cultural Ministry. Judith is active in several human rights organizations, having served on the board of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York and the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace.