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  • Judith Butler is an American philosopher and gender theorist, whose work has had a significant influence on the fields of feminist, queer, and literary theory, philosophy, political philosophy, and ethics. 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, where she has taught since 1993. She is perhaps best known for her works Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity and Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex," where she challenges the sex/gender distinction and develops her theory of gender performativity. Indeed, Butler's conception of gender performativity has shaped the scholarship of an entire generation in feminist and queer studies. Butler has also been outspoken on many contemporary political issues. She has been active in lesbian and gay rights, and, more recently, she has engaged with the question of Palestine/Israel. She is a vocal critic of Israeli politics and has repeatedly emphasized that Israel does not represent all Jews. Wikipedia

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