Wednesday, March 9th, 2011: University of Toronto, Bahen Auditorium, Room 1160, 7pm
The Cultural and Academic Boycott
Speaker: Judith Butler
Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature and the Co-Director of the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University in 1984 on the French Reception of Hegel. Judith Butler is the author of Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (Routledge, 1990), Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex” (Routledge, 1993), Undoing Gender (2004), Who Sings the Nation-State?: Language, Politics, Belonging (with Gayatri Spivak in 2008), Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? (2009). She is also active in gender and sexual politics and human rights, anti-war politics, and Jewish Voice for Peace. A founding member of the Russell Tribunal for Palestinian Rights and a board member of the Jenin Theatre. Butler is presently the recipient of the Andrew Mellon Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in the Humanities.
This event is put on by Students Against Israeli Apartheid-Toronto (SAIA-Toronto), a working group of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group-Toronto (OPIRG-Toronto).