Judith Butler
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"Judith Butler" is an American Continental philosophy/continental philosopher and Gender studies/gender theorist whose work has influenced political philosophy, ethics and the fields of Feminist theory/feminist, Queer theory/queer and literary theory.

-->Since 1993, she has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is now Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature and co-director of the Program of Critical theory/Critical Theory.

Academically, Butler is most well known for her books Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity and Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex", which challenge notions of gender and develop her theory of gender performativity. Her works are often implemented in film studies courses emphasizing gender studies and the performativity in discourse. She is also well known for her difficult to understand prose.

-->This theory now plays a major role in feminist and queer scholarship.

-->She has also actively supported LGBT social movements/lesbian and gay rights movements and been outspoken on many contemporary political issues.

-->In particular, she is a vocal critic of Politics of Israel/Israeli politics

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