The Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professorship was generously endowed by Carl Djerassi (Professor Emeritus, Stanford University and inventor of the contraceptive pill) in honour of his late wife Diane Middlebrook (Professor Emerita and Head of Gender Studies, Stanford University). The Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professors each give a high profile public lecture on a gender related topic.
Visiting Professorship Lecture: Lent Term 2017
Professor Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University, is the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor for the Lent Term 2017.
Professor Benhabib's Visiting Professorship Lecture, From the Right to have Rights to the Critique of Humanitarian Reason. Migrants and Refugees in Political Theory, will be held at The Theatre, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge on Monday 13 February 2017 at 5.30 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Visiting Professorship Lecture: Michaelmas Term 2016
Professor Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley, USA, was the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies for the Michaelmas Term 2016.
Professor Butler's Visiting Professorship Lecture, Gender in translation: on the limits of monolingualism was held at Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site, Sidgwick Avenue on Monday 17 October 2016. We would like to extend our thanks to Professor Butler for a fascinating lecture, and to all contributors.