Wendy Brown (political theorist)
|Born||November 28, 1955|
|Education||University of California, Santa Cruz (BA)|
Princeton University (MA, PhD)
Wendy L. Brown (born November 28, 1955) is an American political theorist. She is Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science and a core faculty member in The Program for Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley.
Brown received her BA in both Economics and Politics from UC Santa Cruz, and her M.A and Ph.D in political philosophy from Princeton University. Before she took a position at UC Berkeley in 1999, Brown taught at Williams College and UC Santa Cruz. At Berkeley, beyond her primary teaching roles in Political Theory and Critical Theory, Brown is also an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Rhetoric, the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, the Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality, and the Designated Emphasis in Early Modern Studies.
Brown lectures around the world and has held numerous visiting and honorary positions, including at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, the Goethe University in Frankfurt, the UC Humanities Research Institute in Irvine, the Institute for the Humanities Critical Theory Summer School at Birkbeck, University of London (2012, 2015), a Senior Invited Fellow of the Center for Humanities at Cornell University (2013), a Visiting Professor at Columbia University (2014), a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Lecturer (2014), a Visiting Professor of Law and Government at Cornell University (2015), the Shimizu Visiting Professor of Law at the London School of Economics (2015), and a Visiting Professor at the European Graduate School (2016).
Among the honorary lectures Brown has delivered are the Beaverbrook Annual Lecture at McGill University (2015); the Pembroke Center keynote at Brown University (2015); a keynote at the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility (2016); the fourth "Democracy Lecture" – following Thomas Piketty, Naomi Klein, and Paul Mason – in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (2017); a plenary speech at the European Sociological Association conference in Athens (2017); the Gauss Lecture at Princeton University (2018); and the Wellek Lectures at UC Irvine (2018), which were published as In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West (2019).
Brown's work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has received many awards. Brown served as Council Member of the American Political Science Association (2007–09) and as Chair of the UC Humanities Research Institute Board of Governors (2009–11). In 2012, her book Walled States, Waning Sovereignty won the David Eastman Award. In 2017, her book Undoing the Demos won the Spitz Prize for the best book in liberal and/or democratic theory. Brown received the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Berkeley's most prestigious honor for teaching. She received a UC Presidents Humanities Research Fellowship (2017–18) and was a Guggenheim Fellow (2017–18).
Brown's thinking on the decline of sovereignty and the hollowing out of democracy has found popular and journalistic audiences, with discussions of her work appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. Brown has appeared in documentary films including "The Value of the Humanities" (2014), Take Your Pills (2018) and "What is Democracy?" (directed by Astra Taylor, 2019).
Overview of work
Brown has established new paradigms in critical legal studies and feminist theory. She has produced a body of work drawing from Karl Marx's critique of capitalism and its relation to religion and secularism, Friedrich Nietzsche's usefulness for thinking about power and the ruses of morality, Max Weber on the modern organization of power, psychoanalysis and its implications for political identification, Michel Foucault's work on governmentality and neoliberalism, as well as other contemporary continental philosophers. Bringing these resources together with her own thinking on a range of topics, Brown's work aims to diagnose modern and contemporary formations of political power, and to discern the threats to democracy entailed by such formations.
States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity (1995)
In this work Brown asks how a sense of woundedness can become the basis for individual and collective forms of identity. From outlawing hate speech to banning pornography, Brown argues, well-intentioned attempts at protection can legitimize the state while harming subjects by codifying their identities as helpless or in need of continuous governmental regulation. While breaking ground in political theory, this work also represents one of Brown's key interventions in feminist and queer theory. The book offers a novel account of legal and political power as constitutive of norms of sexuality and gender. Through the concept of "wounded attachments", Brown contends that psychic injury may accompany and sustain racial, ethnic, and gender categories, particularly in relation to state law and discursive formations. In this and other works Brown has criticized representatives of second wave feminism, such as Catharine MacKinnon, for reinscribing the category of "woman" as an essentialized identity premised on injury.
Politics Out of History (2001)
This book comprises a series of essays on contemporary political issues from the problem of moralism in politics to the legacies of past injustices in the present. Throughout her thematically overlapping chapters, Brown asks: "What happens to left and liberal political orientations when faith in progress is broken, when both the sovereign individual and sovereign states seem tenuous, when desire seems as likely to seek punishment as freedom, when all political conviction is revealed as contingent and subjective?" Much of this book takes history and liberalism themselves as objects of theoretical reflection and sites of contestation. Drawing on a range of thinkers, such as Freud, Marx, Nietzsche, Spinoza, Benjamin and Derrida, Brown rethinks the disorientation and possibility inherent to contemporary democracy.
Edgework: Critical Essays on Knowledge and Politics (2005)
This work consists of seven articles responding to particular occasions, each of which "mimic, in certain ways, the experience of the political realm: one is challenged to think here, now, about a problem that is set and framed by someone else, and to do so before a particular audience or in dialogue with others not of one's own choosing." Each individual essay begins with a specific problem: what is the relationship between love, loyalty, and dissent in contemporary American political life?; how did neoliberal rationality become a form of governmentality?; what are the main problems of women's studies programs?; and so on. According to Brown, the essays do not aim to definitively answer the given questions but "to critically interrogate the framing and naming practices, challenge the dogmas (including those of the Left and of feminism), and discern the constitutive powers shaping the problem at hand."
Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire (2006)
In this book, Brown subverts the usual and widely accepted notion that tolerance is one of the most remarkable achievements of Western modernity. She suggests that tolerance (or toleration) cannot be perceived as the complete opposite to violence. At times, it can also be used to justify violence. Brown argues that tolerance primarily operates as a discourse of subject construction and a mode of governmentality that addresses or confirms asymmetric relations between different groups, each of which must then "tolerate" other groups and categories or "be tolerated" by the dominant groups and categories.
To substantiate her thesis, Brown examines the tolerance discourse of figures like George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Samuel Huntington, Susan Okin, Michael Ignatieff, Bernard Lewis, and Seyla Benhabib and argues that "tolerance as a political practice is always conferred by the dominant, it is always a certain expression of domination even as it offers protection or incorporation to the less powerful." Among those influenced by Brown's thinking on this subject are Joan Wallach Scott and Slavoj Žižek, whose respective works The Politics of the Veil (2007) and Violence: Six Sideways Reflections (2007) draw heavily on Brown's account of tolerance discourse.
In a debate with Rainer Forst at the ICI in Berlin Brown addressed this problematic again, later published as a co-authored book, The Power of Tolerance (2014). Here Brown argues against primarily moral or normative approaches to power and discourse, and warns against the dangers of uncritically celebrating the liberal ideal of tolerance, as frequently happens in Western notions of historical, civilizational or moral progress.
Les Habits neufs de la politique mondiale (2007)
Published exclusively in French, Les habits neufs de la politique mondiale (The New Clothes of World Politics) argues that the following political fact is irreversible: liberal democracy, as a global social and historical modality of statecraft, is dying. The two movements delivering such blows, neoliberalism and neoconservatism, feature both resonances and dissonances. Brown argues that whilst the former acts as a political rationality, a mode of general regulation of behavior, the latter is both necessary to its survival, and parasitic of its survival. As a form of governmentality that redefines freedom, neoliberalism will moralize politics, limiting its scope; this is the function of neo-conservatism.
Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (2010)
This book examines the revival of wall-building under shifting conditions of global capitalism. Brown not only problematizes the assumed functions of walls, such as the prevention of crime, migration, smuggling, and so on. She also argues that walling has taken on new a significance due to its symbolic function in an increasingly globalized and precarious world of financial capital. As individual identity as well as nation-state sovereignty are threatened, walls become objects invested with individual and collective desire. Anxious efforts to shore up national identity are thus projected onto borders as well as new material structures that would appear to secure them. The book was reprinted with a new preface by the author following the 2016 election of Donald Trump.
Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution (2015)
Brown's study begins by engaging and revising key arguments in Foucault's The Birth of Biopolitics with the aim of analyzing different ways that democracy is being hollowed out by neoliberal rationality. She describes neoliberalism as a thoroughgoing attack on the most foundational ideas and practices of democracy. The individual chapters of the book examine the effects of neoliberalization on higher education, law, governance, the basic principles of liberal democratic institutions, as well as radical democratic imaginaries.
Brown treats "neoliberalism as a governing rationality through which everything is 'economized' and in a very specific way: human beings become market actors and nothing but, every field of activity is seen as a market, and every entity (whether public or private, whether person, business, or state) is governed as a firm." To address such threats, Brown argues, democracy must be reinvigorated not only as an object of theoretical inquiry but also as a site of political struggle.
In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Anti-Democratic Politics in the West (2019)
Brown's latest book, published in 2019 by Columbia University Press, analyses the hard-right turn in Western politics. While this turn is animated by socioeconomically aggrieved white working- and middle-class populations, Brown argues that it is also contoured by the multipronged assault on democratic values taking place under neoliberalism. In the Ruins of Neoliberalism traces the ambition to replace democratic orders with ones disciplined by markets and traditional morality and democratic states with technocratic ones. Brown also explores the unintentional outcomes of neoliberal reason, from its attack on the value of society and its fetish of individual freedom to its legitimation of inequality, to understand how it generates an apocalyptic populism willing to destroy the world rather than endure a future in which white male supremacy disappears.
A prominent public intellectual in the United States, Brown has written and spoken about issues of free speech, public education, political protest, LGBTQ issues, sexual assault, Donald Trump, conservatism, neoliberalism, and other matters of national and international concern.
For decades, Brown has been active in efforts to resist measures toward the privatization of the University of California system. In her capacity as co-chair of the Berkeley Faculty Association, she raised awareness, organized marches, and spoke publicly about the privatization of public education. She has been critical of the university's decision to cut costs by utilizing lecturers rather than hiring tenure and tenure track professors. Relatedly, she has voiced concern over the perils of the UC's proposed online education programs.
Brown has criticized university administration for their response to sexual assault. "I think many faculty feel there are repeat harassers on our faculty who are never charged ... Graduate students gave up on careers, and these perpetrators were allowed to continue, and that was wrong—never should have happened," she said.
At the "99 Mile March" to Sacramento she addressed her criticism to more general trends: "We are marching to draw attention to the plight of public education in California and to implore Californians to re-invest in it. For all its resources, innovation and wealth, California has sunk to nearly the bottom of the nation in per student spending, and our public higher education system, once the envy of the world, is in real peril." Brown supported Occupy Wall Street as part of the UC faculty council, claiming that "We understand this to be part of what (the movement) stands for. We are delighted by the protests and consider our campaign to be at one with it."
Books in English
- In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West (Columbia University Press, 2019).
- Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution (Zone Books, 2015; 4th printing, 2017).
- Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (Zone Books, 2010, 2nd printing with a new Preface, 2017).
- Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire (Princeton University Press, 2006).
- Edgework: Critical Essays in Knowledge and Politics (Princeton University Press, 2005).
- Politics Out of History (Princeton University Press, 2001).
- States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity (Princeton University Press, 1995).
- Manhood and Politics: A Feminist Reading in Political Thought (Rowman and Littlefield, 1988).
- Authoritarianism, co-authored with Peter E. Gordon and Max Pensky (University of Chicago Press, 2018).
- Near Futures Online, "Europe at a Crossroads," co-edited with Michel Feher, William Callison, Milad Odabaei and Aurélie Windels, Issue No. 1 (March 2016).
- The Power of Tolerance, co-authored with Rainer Forst (New York: Columbia University Press, 2014; Berlin: Turia & Kant, 2014).
- Is Critique Secular? Injury, Blasphemy and Free Speech, co-authored with Judith Butler, Saba Mahmood and Talal Asad (University of California Press, 2009); re-issued, with a new co-authored introduction (Fordham University Press, 2015).
- Democracy in What State?, edited by Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Daniel Bensaid, Wendy Brown, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Ranciere, Kristin Ross, and Slavoj Žižek. Translated by William McCuaig (Columbia University Press, 2011).
- Left Legalism/Left Critique, co-edited with Janet Halley (Duke University Press, 2002).
Chapters in books
- "Neoliberalism's Scorpion Tail" in Mutant Neoliberalism: Market Rule and Political Rupture, William Callison and Zachary Manfredi, eds. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2020).
- "When Persons Become Firms and Firms Become Persons: Neoliberal Jurisprudence and Evangelical Christianity in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc." in Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places: Justice Beyond and Between, Marianne Constable, Leti Volpp and Bryan Wagner, eds. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2019).
- "The Vocation of the Public University" in The Idea of the University: Histories and Contexts, ed. Debaditya Bhattacharya (Taylor & Francis, 2018).
- "Neoliberalism Against the Promise of Modernity: Interview with Wendy Brown" (by Joost de Bloois), Critical Theory at a Crossroads: Conversations on Resistance in Times of Crisis, Stijn De Cauwer (ed.), (Columbia University Press, 2018).
- "Climate Change and Crises of Humanism," in Life Adrift: Climate Change, Migration, Critique, Andrew Baldwin and Giovanni Bettini (eds.), (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017).
- "Neoliberalism and the Economization of Rights," Critical Theory in Critical Times: Transforming the Global Political and Economic Order, edited by Penelope Deutscher and Cristina Lafont (Columbia University Press, 2017).
- "Religious Freedom's Oxymoronic Edge", Politics of Religious Freedom, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
- with Joan Wallach Scott, "Power", Critical Terms for the Study of Gender, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.
- "Property of the Dead: The Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance and/on the Mamilla Cemetery," Laura Gioscia, ed. ¿Más allá de la tolerancia? Ciudadanía y diversidad en el Uruguay contemporáneo. Ediciones Trilce, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2014.
- "Civilizational Delusions: Secularism, Equality, Tolerance," Unveiling Democracy: Secularism and Religion in Liberal Democratic States, Maille, Nielsen and Salee, eds. (Brussels: PIE Peter Lang Publishers, 2013).
- "We are all democrats now...", Democracy in What State? (Columbia University Press, 2011).
- "Speaking Power to Truth," Truth and Democratic Politics, eds. Jeremy Elkins and Andrew Norris (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012).
- "Thinking in Time: An Epilogue on Ethics and Politics", The Question of Gender: Joan W. Scott's Critical Feminism, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011.
- "The Sacred, the Secular and the Profane: Charles Taylor and Karl Marx," in Varieties of Secularism in A Secular Age, edited by Calhoun and VanAntwerpen (Harvard University Press, 2010).
- "Sovereign Hesitations," Derrida and the Time of the Political, eds. Pheng Cheah and Suzanne Guerlac (Duke University Press, 2009).
- "Subjects of Tolerance: Why We are Civilized and They are the Barbarians," Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-secular World, edited by Hent de Vries and Lawrence E. Sullivan (Fordham University Press, 2006).
- "Political Idealization and Its Discontents," Dissent in Dangerous Times, Austin Sarat, ed. (Michigan University Press, 2004).
- "Renaissance Italy: Machiavelli," Feminist Interpretations of Niccoló Machiavelli, Maria Falco, ed. (Penn State University Press, 2004).
- "After Marriage," response to Mary Lyndon Shanley's "Just Marriage," in Just Marriage: On the Public Importance of Private Unions (Oxford University Press, 2004).
- "The Subject of Privacy," New Perspectives on Privacy, Beatte Roessler, ed. (Stanford University Press, 2004).
- "At the Edge," in What is Political Theory? ed. Donald Moon and Stephen White, Sage Publications, 2004.
- "Resisting Left Melancholia," Without Guarantees: Essays in Honor of Stuart Hall, eds. Paul Gilroy, Lawrence Grossberg, and Angela McRobbie (Verso, 2000).
- "Wendy Brown - People in the Department". Polisci.berkeley.edu. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- "Faculty - Townsend Humanities Lab". Townsendlab.berkeley.edu. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- "UCB Rhetoric - Affiliated Faculty". Rhetoric.berkeley.edu. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- "London Critical Theory Summer School — The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London". Bbk.ac.uk. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- "Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Lectures". Pbk.org. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
- "Previous Visitors to the Gender Institute at the LSE". Lse.ac.uk. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- "Wendy Brown". Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- "2015 Beaverbrook Annual Lecture| Wendy Brown | "Neoliberalism Contra Democracy: Ten Theses"". Art History & Communication Studies. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
- Brown University (March 18, 2015), Feminist Change and the University: Keynote Address by Wendy Brown (Video 3 of 3), retrieved July 30, 2018
- "ZIMM launch event: "Mobility in Post-Democracy" keynote lecture by Wendy Brown, October 20th 6.30pm, The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street. | Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility". Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility. October 5, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
- "Democracy Lectures". Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
- "13th ESA Conference | Athens | 29.08 - September 1, 2017". 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
- "Gauss Seminar in Criticism: Wendy Brown". Humanities Council. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
- "Wellek Lecture Series | UCI Critical Theory". www.humanities.uci.edu. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
- Brown, Wendy (2019). In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West. Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231550536.
- "Wendy Brown - UC Humanities Research InstituteUC Humanities Research Institute". Uchri.org. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
- "David Eastman Award from the Foundations of Political Thought Section of the American Political Science Association". Apsanet.org. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
- "Past Winners". icspt. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
- "UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award to Wendy Brown". Teaching.berkeley.edu. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
- "Gugenheim Awards". News.berkeley.edu. April 7, 2017. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
- "Current Guggenheim Fellow Wendy Brown". Gf.org. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
- Vanderbilt, Tom (November 4, 2016). "The Walls in Our Heads". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
- Abrahamian, Atossa Araxia (January 26, 2019). "Opinion | The Real Wall Isn't at the Border". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
- Mason, Paul (July 31, 2017). "Democracy is dying – and it's startling how few people are worried". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
- Sargent, Greg. "Opinion | The walls around Trump are crumbling. Evangelicals may be his last resort". Washington Post. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
- ValueMedia. "The Value of the Humanities". www.thevalueofthehumanities.com. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
- "What is Democracy? Astra Taylor's Necessary New Doc - NFB/blog". NFB/blog. May 29, 2017. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
- "Near Futures, Series Announcement" (PDF). Zone Books. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- "Near Futures, publications from Zone Books and MIT Press". Mitpress.mit.edu. Retrieved June 6, 2017. "Near Futures Online Issue No. 1 (March 2016) "Europe at a Crossroads"". Nearfuturesonline.org. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- Wendy Brown, Christina Colegate, John Dalton, Timothy Rayner, Cate Thill, Learning to Love Again: An Interview with Wendy Brown, Contretemps 6, January 2006: 25-42
- Brown, Wendy. ""Is Marx (Capital) Secular?" Qui Parle (2014) 23(1): 109-124". Retrieved June 24, 2017.
- "FRN: Is Marx (Capital) Secular? Vortrag von Wendy Brown vom Re-thinking Marx Kongress". Freie-radios.net. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
- Gressgård, Randi (2008). "Feminist Theorizes the Political: The Political Theory of Wendy Brown". Nora - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. 16 (4): 257–263. doi:10.1080/08038740802441063. S2CID 147469863.
- Cruz, Katie (2016). "Feminism, Law, and Neoliberalism: An Interview and Discussion with Wendy Brown". Feminist Legal Studies. 24: 69–89. doi:10.1007/s10691-016-9314-z. S2CID 147274126.
- "Author Meets Readers: Wendy Brown's Undoing the Demos". Sociologicalimagination.org. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- Cruz, Katie (2016). "Feminism, Law, and Neoliberalism: An Interview and Discussion with Wendy Brown". Feminist Legal Studies. 24: 69–89. doi:10.1007/s10691-016-9314-z. S2CID 147274126.
- "Author Meets Readers: Wendy Brown's Undoing the Demos". Sociologicalimagination.org. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- "The Impossibility of Women's Studies" (PDF). acc.english.ucsb.edu. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 11, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- "States of Injury book description". Press.princeton.edu. Retrieved June 6, 2017. Prior to States of Injury, Brown addressed Toward a Feminist Theory of the State (1989) in The Nation, characterizing it as a "profoundly static world view and undemocratic, perhaps even anti-democratic, political sensibility" as well as "flatly dated" and "developed at 'the dawn of feminism's second wave ... framed by a political-intellectual context that no longer exists -- a male Marxist monopoly on radical social discourse'". See Wendy Brown, "Consciousness Razing", The Nation, January 8/15, 1990, pp. 61–64. for reinscribing the category of "woman" as an essentialized identity premised on injury.
- "Politics Out of History". Princeton University Press. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
- "Wendy Brown, Edgework, Princeton University Press". Press.princeton.edu. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- "Regulating Aversion". Princeton University Press. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
- Žižek, Slavoj (April 1, 2008). "Tolerance as an Ideological Category". Critical Inquiry. 34 (4): 660–682. doi:10.1086/592539. ISSN 0093-1896. S2CID 55365638.
- Joan Wallach Scott (August 22, 2010). The Politics of the Veil. p. 11. ISBN 978-0691147987. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
- "Google Scholar". Scholar.google.com. September 11, 2001. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
- The power of tolerance – Debate between Wendy Brown and Rainer Forst, ICI Berlin, 2008] (July 16, 2015).
- The Power of Tolerance: A Debate, Columbia.edu (July 16, 2015).
- Brown, Wendy; Forst, Rainer (2014). The Power of Tolerance: A Debate. Vienna: Turia+Kant. ISBN 978-3-85132-731-1. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
- "Zone Books, Wendy Brown's Walled States, Waning Sovereignty". Zonebooks.org. Retrieved June 6, 2017. See also, Timothy Shenk, "Booked #3: What Exactly Is Neoliberalism?" Dissent Magazine
- "Zone Books" (PDF). Zonebooks.org. 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
- "On Wendy Brown". Publicseminar.org. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- Fourcade, Marion (2016). "Review of Wendy Brown: Undoing the Demos". European Journal of Sociology. 57 (3): 453–459. doi:10.1017/S0003975616000187. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- "Undoing the Demos Review in Pop Matters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- "Zone Books, Wendy Brown: Undoing the Demos". Zonebooks.org. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- Brown, Wendy (July 2019). In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West. Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231550536.
- "Free Speech is not for Feeling Safe, by Wendy Brown". Ucbfa.org. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- "Event on the Operation of the Machine". Ucbfa.org. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- "Feminist Statement on Sexual Harassment at UC Berkeley". Ucbfa.org. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- Brown, Wendy. "The End of the World as We Know It" (PDF). Criticaltheory.berkeley.edu.
- New Economic Thinking (May 25, 2016), Wendy Brown: How Neoliberalism Threatens Democracy, YouTube, retrieved July 25, 2017
- "Near Futures Online Issue No. 1 (March 2016) "Europe at a Crossroads" (Wendy Brown, consulting editor)". Nearfuturesonline.org. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
- "The Economist". Economist.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
- "In Defense of UC and Public Education". Ucbfa.org. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- "The Daily Californian - Academic Council approves recommendation to utilize more lecturers". Dailycal.org. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- "Wendy Brown on Online Education". Ucbfa.org. October 20, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
- For Brown's article on this topic, published in a "Qui Parle" special issue, see "Wendy Brown article on Education in Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences". Dukeupress.edu. October 20, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
- "Feminist UC Berkeley faculty members call for improved sexual harassment policy". Dailycal.org. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
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