Judith Butler

American philosopher and gender studies philosopher (born 1956)

Judith Butler (born February 24, 1956) is an American philosopher. They were born in Ohio. They got their PhD in philosophy from Yale University in 1984.[2] They live in Berkeley, California, with their partner Wendy Brown. In 1990, their book Gender Trouble was published by Routledge. It is considered an important work in modern feminism.[3] In the book Butler talks about their theory of gender performativity, which is that gender, along with sex and sexuality, is something you "perform" rather than an expression of human biology. In other politics, they have supported Palestine[4] and the Democratic Party, including Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris.[5]

Judith Butler
Butler in March 2012
Judith Pamela Butler

(1956-02-24) February 24, 1956 (age 68)
EducationBennington College
Yale University (BA, MA, PhD)
PartnerWendy Brown
Era20th-/21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Doctoral advisorMaurice Natanson
Main interests
Notable ideas

Early life change

Butler was born a female in Ohio and went to Hebrew school. They studied at Bennington College in the 70s[6] before moving on to study philosophy at Yale University. They publicly classified themselves as non-binary in 2020.[7]

References change

  1. Ryzik, Melena (August 22, 2012). "Pussy Riot Was Carefully Calibrated for Protest". The New York Times. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  2. "Judith Butler - Hannah Arendt Professor of Philosophy - Biography". Archived from the original on September 30, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  3. Chowdhry, Pritika (November 7, 2021). "Books by Judith Butler we must read". Pritika Chowdhry Art. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  4. Falcone, Daniel. "Judith Butler: On Israel, Palestine and Unacceptable Dimensions of the Status Quo". Truthout. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  5. Norton, Ben (February 2, 2020). "Postmodern philosopher Judith Butler repeatedly donated to 'top cop' Kamala Harris". Medium. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  6. "Judith Butler | Bennington College". www.bennington.edu. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  7. Interviews by Kian (December 27, 2019). "Judith Butler on her Philosophy and Current Events". Interviews by Kian. Archived from the original on July 26, 2020. Retrieved July 26, 2020.