The Ethics of Pedagogy in Precarious Times
A lecture by Judith Butler (UC Berkeley, Comparative Literature and Critical Theory).
Judith Butler (Photo: Miquel Taverna / Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona ; cropped. CC BY-SA 4.0 .)
Monday, May 6, 20194:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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This open-ended lecture will consider what obligations faculty have toward their students, especially those who are contemplating "going on the market" in a time when jobs are increasingly rare. The lecture develops as a reflection on the Avital Ronell case, acknowledging the problem of faculty complicity in reproducing the social structures that license sexual harassment and the emotional and financial exploitation of students. Questions that will be considered include: What are the key obligations faculty have toward students? How ought we to intervene to bring a halt to the exploitation of student trust and dependency? How do we understand the obligations of faculty members to students in precarious times and when key problems of social inequality are increasingly intense? How do we identify, name, and oppose the small acts and larger structures that license sexual harassment and other forms of exploitation?
Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Cost : Free and open to the public. RSVP required at above link for admission.
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA Humanities Division