Duke the Program In Literature

    Michael Hardt
  • Michael Hardt

  • Professor and Director of the Marxism & Society Certificate Program and Bass Fellow
  • Literature
  • 106 Friedl Building, Buchanan and Trinity, Durham, NC 27708-0670
  • Campus Box 90670
  • Phone: (919) 684-3408
  • Fax: (919) 684-3598
  • Overview

    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.
  • 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

      • Ph.D.,
      • Comparative Literature,
      • University of Washington,
      • 1990
      • M.A.,
      • University of Washington,
      • 1986
      • B.S.,
      • Engineering,
      • Swarthmore College,
      • 1983
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • CELJ Best Special Issue Award for SAQ 110:2,
      • Unknown,
      • December 2011
  • Selected Publications

      • with
      • M Hardt and A Negri.
      • Declaration.
      • Argo Navis (self-published),
      • 2012.
      • with
      • M Hardt and A Negri.
      • Commonwealth.
      • Harvard University Press,
      • 2009.
      • with
      • M Hardt and A Negri.
      • Multitude.
      • Penguin Press,
      • 2004.
      • with
      • M Hardt and A Negri.
      • Empire.
      • Harvard University Press,
      • 2000.
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