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Judith Butler

American philosopher and gender theorist

1956   -  

movement: post-structuralism
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Yale University
occupation: philosopher, writer, university teacher, sociologist, literary critic, women's rights activist, journalist, art theorist
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship, Theodor W. Adorno Award, Albertus-Magnus professorate, Brudner Prize, honorary doctorate of the Bordeaux Montaigne University, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, honorary doctorate from the McGill University, Honorary doctor of the University of Fribourg, Honorary doctor of the University of Liège, honorary doctor of the University of St Andrews, Catalonia International Prize
influenced by: Michel Foucault

Judith Pamela Butler (born February 24, 1956) is an American philosopher and radical gender theorist whose work has influenced political philosophy, ethics, and the fields of third-wave feminism, queer theory, and literary theory. In 1993, Butler began teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, where they have served, beginning in 1998, as the Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory. They are also the Hannah Arendt Chair at the European Graduate School.Butler is best known for their books Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990) and Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex (1993), in which they challenge conventional notions of gender and develop their theory of gender performativity. This theory has had a major influence on feminist and queer scholarship. Their work is often studied and debated in film studies courses emphasizing gender studies and performativity in discourse. Butler has supported lesbian and gay rights movements, and they have spoken out on many contemporary political issues, including criticism of Israeli politics.
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