Does Human Capital Have a Gender? Homo Oeconomicus and the Neoliberal Transformation of Politics

Wendy Brown

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shriver Center Multipurpose Room
Reception to follow

Sponsored by the Miami University Philosophy Department and the Miami University Humanities Center.
For more information, contact Timothy Melley
Wendy Brown

Wendy Brown is Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.  Much of her work interweaves philosophy and cultural theory to interrogate formations of power, political identity, citizenship, and political subjectivity in contemporary liberal democracies.  Her eight books include Politics Out of History, (Princeton, 2001), Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Empire and Identity (Princeton, 2006) , and Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (Zone, 2010)   Her writings have been translated into more than 15 languages, and she has held numerous distinguished visiting lectureships, most recently as a Senior Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and a UC President's Humanities Fellow.  Her current research explores predicaments of democratic citizenship in contemporary neoliberal governmentality.