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Judith Butler

Philosopher and Gender Studies Writer

Judith Butler is a post-structuralist philosopher and queer theorist. They are most famous for their notion of gender performativity, but their work ranges from literary theory, modern philosophical fiction, feminist and sexuality studies, to 19th- and 20th-century European literature and philosophy, Kafka and loss, mourning and war.

They have received countless awards for their teaching and scholarship, including a Guggenheim fellowship, a Rockefeller fellowship, Yale's Brudner Prize, and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award.

Their books include "Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity," "Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex," "Undoing Gender," "Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable?,” and “What World Is This? A Pandemic Phenomenology.”

If I’m looking to find out what is the case with the war and whether the war is legitimate, I’m probably not going to be fully satisfied with the New York Times or theWashington Post or Fox News or CNN.
Cameras are part of war-waging and they’re also part of the way in which a general population assesses what is happening.