School of Social and Political Science

Gender Politics Reading Group - Judith Butler Deep Dive

25 May - 01 July 2022
14:00 - 12:00


Lectures will take place online and the reading group will take place in person. An online reading group can be arranged if there's demand for it.

Register your interest on the Eventbrite link below and full details will be supplied.



Gender Politics Reading Group Judith Butler Deep Dive


This year we will be exploring the work of Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. Butler's work has revolutionised our understanding of subjectivity and identity, particularly with regards to sex, gender and sexuality. The contemporary significance of their work has been made apparent by their recent mention, and publication, in mainstream media.

Our exploration of Butler's work will occur through lectures and a reading list delivered and curated by Professor Moya Lloyd (Department of Government, University of Essex). Trained in the history of political thought, Professor Lloyd's research focuses on diverse aspects of contemporary political and social thought, including the body, gender, radical democracy, the human/human rights, the question of who counts, and the work of Judith Butler. She has written seven books, including 'Butler and Ethics' (EUP 2015).

This event will be hybrid: lectures will take place online, reading groups will take place in person (details provided following registration). There is scope for an online reading group if there is demand for this option (please email

Visit the Gender Politics Reading Group web page for more details.

With thanks to our event partners: genderED and Critique.

Key speakers

  • Professor Moya Lloyd (Department of Government, University of Essex)