By (author) Talal Asad
Talal Asad was born in Saudi Arabia and educated in Britain. He now teaches anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Preface: the Authors
By (author) Wendy Brown
Wendy Brown is Class of 1936 First Chair in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Brown’s recent books include Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism, Democracy, Citizenship (2015), The Power of Tolerance (with Rainer Forst, 2014), and Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (2010). She is currently completing a book on the neoliberal origins of the recent hard-right and anti-democratic turn in Europe and the United States.
By (author) Judith Butler
Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature and Critical Theory at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of The Psychic Life of Power (1997), Antigone’s Claim (2000), Giving an
Account of Oneself (2005), Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism
(2012), and Senses of the Subject (2015). She works in the fields of feminist and queer theory, European philosophy, social theory, and ethics.
By (author) Saba Mahmood
Saba Mahmood (1962–2018) was a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focused on questions of secularism, religion, gender, and embodiment. Her books include Politics of Piety: the Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject (2004) and Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report (2016).