The Authoritarian Assault on Gender Studies: A Conversation with Judith Butler and Masha Gessen
Monday, September 18, 2023
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm EDT/GMT-4
Introduced by Libby HarrityAlt New College in Cooperation with the Open Society University Network and Bard College Center for Civic Engagement Hosts an Online Event
This talk is part of a series of events created in response to the unprecedented attacks at New College of Florida on Academic Freedom, especially with regard to the study of race, gender, and the scientific method.
Judith Butler is a philosopher and Distinguished Professor in the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley and has made critical contributions to the study of gender with regard to political philosophy, ethics, and theory. They have authored and contributed to many publications, including Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity and Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex. Their book Who's Afraid of Gender? will be published by Farrah, Strauss, Giroux in early 2024.
Masha Gessen is a Distinguished Professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at City University of New York, a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard College, and the author of twelve books, including The Rights of Lesbians and Gay Men in the Russian Republic and The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia and Surviving Autocracy.
Libby Harrity is a former New College Student Senate President and current Hampshire College third-year student.
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Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm EDT/GMT-4