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School of Language, Social and Political Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology
+64 3 364 2987 ext. 94351
My research interests and contributions focus on how the subject can be understood within contemporary social, ideological, political and cultural systems. I write on two areas: the critical resurgence of leftist politics and social movements, and subjectivity, both as theoretically informed by an intersection of Lacanian psychoanalysis and critical Marxist theory. I have also published on the relation between science and psychoanalysis. I have co-edited a collection with Professor Todd McGowan (Vermont University), 'Can Philosophy Love? Reflections and Encounters' (Rowman Littlefield International, November, 2017), which interrogates and exposes the role love plays in knowledge.I am also co-authoring a book with Professor Ed Pluth (Chico University), 'On Silence: Holding the Voice Hostage' (Palgrave Lacan Series, 2019).I supervise post-graduate thesis students in the areas of psychoanalysis, critical, political and feminist theories. My editorial commitments are:Co-founder and editor, along with Assoc. Prof. Mike Grimshaw for Continental Thought and Theory (CT&T): http://ctt.canterbury.ac.nz/Editorial board member for Journal of Extreme Anthropology: https://www.journals.uio.no/index.php/JEAAdvisory board member for Counterfutures: Leftist Thought in Aotearoa/ New Zealand: http://counterfutures.blogspot.co.nz I am on the advisory board for '(Non)sufficiencies' (Punctuum Books), a monograph series inspired by the critical engagement of contemporary French philosopher, François Laruelle.I am a member of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy, Center for Lacanian Analysis (NZ) and the German Studies Association.