Duke the Program In Literature

    Michael Hardt
  • Michael Hardt

  • Literature
  • 101F Friedl Building
  • Campus Box 90670
  • Phone: (919) 684-1969
  • Fax: (919) 684-3598
  • Office Hours: Monday 12 - 3pm
    For appointments please contact Karen Bell, kbell@duke.edu
  • Specialties

    • Critical Theory
    • Comparative Philosophy
  • Research Summary

    Globalization, Political and Cultural Theory
  • Research Description

    Michael Hardt's writings explore the new forms of domination in the contemporary world as well as the social movements and other forces of liberation that resist them. In the Empire trilogy -- Empire (2000), Multitude (2004), and Commonwealth(2009) -- he and Antonio Negri investigate the political, legal, economic, and social aspects of globalization. They also study the political and economic alternatives that could lead to a more democratic world. Their pamphlet Declaration (2012) attempts to articulate the significance of the encampments and occupations that began in 2011, from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park, and to recognize the primary challenges faced by emerging democratic social movements today.
  • Education

      • PhD, Comparative Literature,
      • Comparative Literature,
      • University of Washington,
      • 1990
      • MA, Comparative Literature,
      • University of Washington,
      • 1986
      • BS, Engineering,
      • Engineering,
      • Swarthmore College,
      • 1983
  • Selected Publications

      • with
      • Antonio Negri.
      • Declaration.
      • Argo Navis,
      • 2012.
      • with
      • Antonio Negri.
      • Commonwealth.
      • Cambridge: Harvard University Press,
      • 2009.
      • with
      • Antonio Negri.
      • Multitude.
      • New York: Penguin Press,
      • 2004.
      • with
      • Antonio Negri.
      • Empire.
      • Cambridge: Harvard University Press,
      • 2000.
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  • Teaching

    • CULANTH 203.01
      • MARXISM AND SOCIETY
      • Friedl Bdg 107
      • MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
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