Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


Wendy Brown

The University of California, Berkeley

Homo Oeconomicus, Homo Politicus, and Predicaments of Contemporary Democracy”

April 8, 2013, 4:15 p.m.
Olin 105

Refreshments will be served after the lecture.

Professor Wendy Brown teaches in the Political Science Department at UC-Berkeley, and her fields of interest include the history of political theory, 19th and 20th century Continental theory, critical theory, and cultural theory (including feminist theory, critical race theory, and postcolonial theory). She lectures around the world and has had her work translated into more than 15 languages. Her books include States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity (1995); Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire (2006); and Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (2010), among others.

The 2013 Jessie Daniel Ames lecture is sponsored by the Feminist Studies Program through the Jessie Daniel Ames Endowment.

On Tuesday, April 9, students will have the opportunity to have lunch with Professor Brown and discuss her work; a reading group with Feminist Studies faculty will follow in the afternoon.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Shannon Mariotti, Associate Professor of Political Science,