Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also affiliated faculty with the Psychosocial MA Program at Birkbeck College in London and the Hannah Arendt Chair at the European Graduate School in Sass Fee, Switzerland. Activist and philosopher specialized in gender studies, although her work includes reflections on ethics, political thought and human rights.
She is the author of several books: Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth-Century France (1987); Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990); Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex” (1993); Precarious Life: Powers of Violence and Mourning (2004); Undoing Gender (2004). Her books have been translated into more than twenty-seven languages.
Butler has been active in several human rights organizations, including the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York and the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace.
Currently resides in Berlin. She is a visual artist who works with moving images and drawing as a means to create documentaries, and her artistic projects cannot be separated from her transfeminist activism. She is interested in collaborative video creation, experimental animation and video and self-publishing as tools for building narratives for survival within current and future chaos. She was a mentor in the Anidox documentary animation workshop at the Miradas DOC 2019 festival and a member of the jury of the Xposed Queer film festival Berlin 2021.
She is currently working on the art direction for an animation/documentary feature film by director Katrin Rothe and on the audiovisual creation for the opera La voz humana, work she combines with the making of the short film Amigas, muy amigas with Rosa García and Manuela Acereda, awarded by the Xposed film fund Berlin 2019, on lesbian representation in 1990s pop culture. She is also a founding member of experimental performance and video collective Titiv. Her latest short film, Organizar lo (im)posible, received the award for best short film at the 2018 London Feminist Film Festival, among others, and was shown at various festivals around the world. Projecte Úter is one of the key projects of her career. It is a documentary drawing she began in 2014 based on abortion and sexual and reproductive freedoms. In 2020, continuing with the theme, she carried out the exhibition Teixit conjuntiu at Casal Solleric (Palma).
She has worked as a television reporter since 2005 on programmes such as Madrid directo, Españoles en el mundo, El método Gonzo and, currently, Aquí la Tierra, on TVE 1. In addition, she collaborates with various written media outlets, among which are worth mentioning El País (Verne, SModa, Barrionalismos), Mundo Negro, Afroféminas, Píkara Magazine and Ctxt. She has written two books: Hija del camino (Grijalbo, 2019) and Las que se atrevieron (Sial/Pigmalión, 2017), a work whose audiovisual reproduction rights have been bought by Netflix with the aim of producing a series. Six years ago she began to analyse the representation of black, African and Afro-descendant people in the media. As a result, she gave a TedX talk in 2017 titled “Do Races Exist?”, and received the communications award from the APDHE in 2020.
Creative, theory and management team formed by Cynthia Viera and Pablo San José. PSJM presents itself as an art brand, appropriating the procedures and strategies of advanced capitalism to subvert its symbolic structures. Their pieces are present in numerous international exhibitions such as Personal Structures, in the context of the 58th Venice Biennale (2019); Beyond the Tropics, in the context of the 56th Venice Biennale (2015); Hic et Nunc, Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, DC, 2014); One Shot!, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura (São Paulo, 2014); Off Street, A Foundation (London, 2009); The Real Royal Trip… by the Arts, MoMA PS1 (New York, 2003), in collaboration with El Perro and Aitor Méndez, along with others in Spain such as Prophetia, Fundació Miró (Barcelona, 2015 ) and PIGS, Artium (Vitoria, 2016).
Psychoanalyst, essayist, curator and full professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Sorbonne Université in Sociology and Philosophy (Paris VIII) and in Clinical Human Sciences (Paris VII). In the latter she has also received the Diploma of Specialized Higher Studies. She has a doctorate in Social Psychology from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. She was a guest researcher at the Fondation de France, at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (2007). She is dedicated to the investigation of the regime of the colonial-racializing-capitalist unconscious from a transdisciplinary theoretical perspective, inseparable from a clinical, political and cultural pragmatics. Rolnik has a wide international performance in conferences, seminars, offices and the publication of essays and books of her authorship. In Spanish: Esferas de la insurrección. Apuntes para descolonizar el inconsciente (Tinta Limón, 2019; originally published in Brazil, 2018), Cartografía sentimental (originally published in Brazil, 1989), and co-authored with Félix Guattari Micropolítica. Cartografías del deseo (Tinta Limón and Traficantes de Sueños, 2006; originally published in Brazil, 1986).
Degree in Political and Administrative Sciences from the University of Barcelona (UB), a master’s degree in Women, Gender and Citizenship Studies (UB) and a postgraduate degree in Social and Solidarity Economics/Cooperative Studies from the Solidarity Economy Network and Pompeu Fabra University (XES/UPF). She has worked as a teacher, researcher and advisor in the field of legal feminism, public policies and gender mainstreaming, feminist theory, violence against women, sexual and reproductive rights, and the human rights of women and the LGTBIQ+ community. She is a member of the Feminist Studies Group at the Carlos III University of Madrid, a doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and a feminist activist.
Freelance writer and researcher. Even without having a university degree, she is a teacher of the Gender and Communications master’s course at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). She was a consultant for the Intimate project, at the Centro de Estudos Sociais, University of Coimbra, and directed and curated the I Festival de Cultura Txarnega in Barcelona. Her published books include PornoBurka (self-published, 2013), Pensamiento monógamo, terror poliamoroso (Oveja Roja 2017, translated as El desafío poliamoroso in Argentina and Brazil, Paidós, 2020), Mentes insanas (RBA, 2020) and Lenguaje inclusivo y exclusión de clase (Larousse, 2021).
She is a regular contributor to media outlets such as Rac1, Pikara Magazine, elcritic.cat or Ara newspaper, and her work has been translated into English, French, Arabic, Italian and Portuguese, among other languages. In the performing arts field, she co-directed the piece Un cos (possible) i lesbià, with Alba G. Corral, and wrote and directs Trilogía de Naxos.