About the Author

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Depts of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at Berkeley and author of numerous works including Giving an Account of Oneself, Subjects of Desire, Gender Trouble, Bodies That Matter, The Psychic Life of Power, Excitable Speech and Antigone´s Claim.

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University and author of numerous works including In Other Worlds, The Post-Colonial Critic, Outside in the Teaching Machine, A Critique of Postcolonial Reason, and Death of a Discipline.