Foucault’s 1983 seminar at Berkeley – tracing the people in the ‘cowboy hat’ photograph

The missing name has been provided by Richard Dienst – the man second left is Eric Johnson.

Progressive Geographies

In Didier Eribon’s biography of Foucault, there is a picture of Foucault in a cowboy hat, together with Paul Rabinow and some students at Berkeley. The hat was a gift from the students. This group met in parallel with the seminar on parrēsia that produced the book Fearless Speech.

Eribon book photos - Berkeley2left to right – Mark Maslan; Eric Johnson; Thomas Zummer (part-hidden); Stephen Kotkin; Kent Gerard (crouching); Michel Foucault; David Levin (seated); Keith Gandal; Jonathan Simon; Arturo Escobar; Paul Rabinow; Jerome (Jerry) Wakefield.

If anyone can identify the unknown person, who was apparently an undergraduate, perhaps in history, please contact me.

The photograph was taken by David Horn, at the house of Kotkin and Gandal. This is a black and white reproduction of a picture originally in colour, though I have yet to see that. A second unpublished colour photo which I have…

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