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Visiting academic staff

  • Professor Judith Butler

Visiting Professor for the MA Psychosocial Studies

Maxine Elliott Professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature, University of California – Berkeley.
Research interests: feminism, philosophy, comparative literature.

  • Dr Keith Kahn-Harris

Honorary Research Fellow

Research Interests: Sociology of religion, Popular music, Jewish studies, ethnicity/race, dialogue, transgression, youth culture.

  • Professor Ian Parker

Co-Director Discourse Unit (, member of Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, London Society of the New Lacanian School, College of Psychoanalysts – UK.
Research Interests: Psychoanalysis, Marxism, social theory, critical psychology.

  • Professor Erica Burman

Co-director of the Discourse Unit (, Group Analyst - Member of the Institute of Group Analysis, College of Psychoanalysts, British Psychological Society, and from 1 May 2013 taking up a position as Professor of Education at Manchester University.
Research interests: critical theories of development and education; feminist theory and activism; childhood, fantasy and memory

  • Dr Mihnea Panu

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada. Interests lie in the apparatuses that shape simultaneously truth, governing and identity and in the tactics that might open new political spaces within these densely populated strategic fields.