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Michael Hardt, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Literature

Michael Hardt
Contact Info:
Office Location:  106 Science Bldg, East Campus
Office Phone:  (919) 684-3408
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • LIT 380.01, MARXISM AND SOCIETY Synopsis
    East Duke 209, MW 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
    (also cross-listed as CULANTH 203.01, EDUC 239.01, POLSCI 371.01, SOCIOL 339.01)
    Class Bldg 135, M 03:30 PM-06:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as ROMST 690S.01)

Ph.D.University of Washington1990
M.A.University of Washington1986
B.S.Swarthmore College1983

Critical Theory
Comparative Philosophy
European Studies
Globalization, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity
Modern and Contemporary
Critical Theory, Philosophy
Theories of Value and the Economics of Literature
Research Interests: Globalization, Political and Cultural Theory, and Modern Italian Literature

Michael Hardt's recent writings deal primarily with the political, legal, economic, and social aspects of globalization. In his books with Antonio Negri he has analyzed the functioning of the current global power structure (Empire, 2000) and the possible democratic alternatives to that structure (Multitude, 2004). Many of his seminars focus on the work of important figures in the history of critical theory and political theory, such as Marx, Jefferson, Gramsci, Foucault, Deleuze, and Guattari. He also works on modern Italian literature and culture.


globalization • politics • culture • modernity • marxism

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. with Hardt, M; Negri, A, Declaration (2012), Argo Navis (self-published)
  2. with Hardt, M; Negri, A, Commonwealth (2009), Harvard University Press, ISBN 978-0674060289
  3. with Hardt, M; Negri, A, Multitude (2004), Penguin Press
  4. with Hardt, M; Negri, A, Empire (2000), Harvard University Press