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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. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University in 1984. She is the author of several books, including Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019.

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Judith Butler talks with Brandon M. Terry about MLK, the grievability of black lives, and how to defend nonviolence today. 

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