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Prof Renata Salecl

  • Overview



    Professor Salecl has recently been appointed as a Professor of Psychology/Psychoanalyis and Law in the School of Law. A senior researcher in criminology at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia and a leading scholar on the subject of psychoanalysis and law, she has a long association with the critical legal studies movement. Her connection with the Law School was consolidated recently when she was commissioned to develop and run a course exploring the psychoanalytical and emotional dimensions of the lawyer-client relation and, more generally, the psycho-social dimensions of legal practice as a core course on the School's newly established LLM in Critical Legal Practice.

    Professor Salecl will help the School in its aim to establish itself as a leading centre for the study of the emotional and psychological dimensions of the practice of law and will further consolidate existing work in the field of law and psychoanalysis.

    Professor Salecl is author of The Spoils of Freedom: Psychoanalysis and Feminism After the Fall of Socialism (Routledge, 1994), (Per)versions of Love and Hate (Verso, 1998), On Anxiety (Routledge, 2004) and Tyranny of Choice (Profile Books, 2010).

    She also was awarded the title Slovenian Woman Scientist of the Year by the Slovenian Ministry of Science in 2010.

  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Teaching modules

    • Psychology of Law and Crime (LALA087S7)
    • Crime and Science (Level 6) (LALA152H6)
    • Independent Research Module (SSPA085D7)
  • Publications




    Book Section

    • Renata, Salecl (2020) Corona envy and the violence of the pandemic. In: Dogot, E. and Rieff, D. (eds.) There Is No Society? Individuals and Community in Pandemic Times. Cologne, Germany: Walther König. ISBN 9783753300467.
    • Salecl, Renata (2019) The imposture of self-portrait. In: Ware, B. (ed.) Francis Bacon: Painting, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis. Thames and Hudson Ltd.. ISBN 9780500970980.
    • Salecl, Renata (2019) Consumerism and choice. In: Stavrakakis, Y. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalytic Political Theory. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9781138696310. (In Press)
    • Salecl, Renata (2017) Big data - big ignorance. In: Završnik, A. (ed.) Big Data, Crime and Social Control. Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9781138227453.
    • Salecl, Renata (2011) Hypercapitalism as the replacement of old nationalist fears. In: Hudson, R. and Bowman, G. (eds.) After Yugoslavia: Identities and Politics within the Successor States. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 207-222. ISBN 9780230201316.
    • Salecl, Renata (2010) Du suicide des soldats après une guerre. In: Morel, G. (ed.) Poche. Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France: Editions Eres. pp. 304-324. ISBN 9782749212586.
    • Salecl, Renata (2008) Le choix du crime. In: Kaltenbeck, F. (ed.) Sexe, Amour et Crime. Savoirs et clinique. Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France: Editions Eres. pp. 85-91. ISBN 9782749209227.