Keynote Event

Judith Butler

Judith Butler. Photo: Miquel Taverna / CC BY-SA (

Photo: Miquel Taverna (CC4.0 BY-SA)

Judith Butler is one of the most important American philosophers and gender theorists writing today, and their work has had profound influence in political philosophy, ethics, and the fields of feminist, queer, and literary theory. They are Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. Their most recent books include The Force of Nonviolence: An Ethico-Political Bind (2020), Senses of the Subject (2015), and Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly (2015).