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) Adriana Cavarero
Adriana Cavarero is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Verona. Her books in English include Horrorism: Naming Contemporary Violence, For More than One Voice: Toward a Philosophy of Vocal Expression, and Relating Narratives: Storytelling and Selfhood.
By (author) Bonnie Honig
Bonnie Honig is Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media (MCM) and Political Science at Brown University. She is also Affiliated Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation, Chicago. Her most recent books are Antigone, Interrupted; Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy; and, as co-editor, Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier.
Edited: Timothy J. Huzar
Tim Huzar works at the intersection of Philosophy, Political Theory and Cultural Studies, drawing on the thought of Adriana Cavarero, Saidiya Hartman, Fred Moten, Judith Butler and Jacques Rancière, amongst others. His work has appeared in the journals Critical Horizons, Paragraph and The Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, and he has a forthcoming article in Cultural Critique. He co-organised the 2017 Brighton conference Giving Life to Politics dedicated to Cavarero’s work. He Co-Edited a 2019 special issue of the journal Body & Society on Elaine Scarry’s monograph The Body in Pain. He is currently conducting research for a monograph that will stage a conversation between Cavarero’s thought and recent black feminist scholarship emerging from the non-discipline of ‘black studies’. Tim currently teaches in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, and at the Bader International Study Centre of Queen’s University, Canada. He is an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton.
Edited: Clare Woodford
Clare Woodford is Principal Lecturer in Political Philosophy in the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) School of Humanities, University of Brighton; director of the CAPPE Critical Theory research group strand, and co-editor of Rowman and Littlefield’s Polemics series. She is the author of articles and chapters on democratic disorientation and ambivalence, the work of Rancière, Butler, Cavell, Honig, Rawls, Laclau and Foucault with respect to performance, extremism, transnational populism, democratic activism and the ethics of friendship. Her book Disorienting democracy: politics of emancipation (London; Routledge) juxtaposed Rancière’s thought with that of Butler, Cavell, Menke and Derrida to draw out the practical implications of his writing for emancipatory politics. She is currently working on a monograph on love, desire and commodification in democratic theories of the subject. Woodford works at the interstices of political philosophy. Questioning the division between theory and practice, passivity and action, she rethinks ethics, education, literature and aesthetics for a powerful conceptualization of democracy as ongoing egalitarian emancipatory struggle.