Publications

You can read my academic publications, essays, book reviews and talks here.

Ph.D. Dissertation 

“Unstable Formations: Political Community in Badiou, Laclau, Nancy and Žižek[Abstract available online]

Committee: Professor Alain Badiou (chair), Dr. Laurence Rickels.

Abstract: This dissertation develops a theory of community based on the work of four contemporary philosophers: Alain Badiou, Ernesto Laclau, Jean-Luc Nancy and Slavoj Žižek. The central thesis of the dissertation is that community is thought as an ontological rupture with the social domain and the consequence is that politics – over ethics – emerges as the privileged site of thinking community. This distinctively political vision of community is analyzed in relation to thinkers such as Kant, Hegel, Rousseau, Heidegger and Battaile.

Karnac Books [Available for purchase online]

Sex and Nothing: Bridges from Psychoanalysis to Philosophy – essay included in volume

The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series [forthcoming]

True Detective and Philosophy – essay included in volume

Crisis and Critique [Available online]

“On The Political Project of Psychoanalysis” review of Todd McGowan’s Enjoying What We Don’t Have

Journal of the Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World [Available online]

“Deleuzian Theology and the Immanence of the Act of Being”

Philosophy Now [Available online]

“The Amputated Father: Kojève’s Theory of Revolution and Authority” review of Alexander Kojève’s The Notion of Authority March 2015

Journal of the Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World [Available online]

“Thinking Islamic Governance with Continental Philosophy” Review of Wael Hallaq’s The Impossible State: Islam, Politics and the Crisis of Modernity February 2015

The International Journal for Žižek Studies [Available online]

“Radical Love and Žižek’s Ethics of Singularity” October 2012

The International Journal for Žižek Studies [Available online]

“Oedipus and the Social Bond in Žižek and Badiou” June 2014

The San Francisco Society for Lacanian Studies Journal “The Other” [Available online]

“The Object of Proximity: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis in Žižek and Santner via Lacan” February 2010

Platypus Review [Available online]

“The Arab uprisings and the dawn of emancipatory history” October 2012

Brev Spread Magazine [Available online]

“Badiou and the Affirmation of Emancipatory Politics” October 2012

Berfrois: Intellectual Jousting in the Republic of Letters [Available online]

Psychoanalysis and the Veil in Islam: Rethinking Truth and Liberation” January 2013

Berfrois: Intellectual Jousting in the Republic of Letters [Available online]

“Is Philosophy Finally Without God?” January 2013

Berfrois: Intellectual Jousting in the Republic of Letters [Available online]

“Plato, Our Comrade?” March 2013

Graduate thesis at American University

“The Euthanasia of Tolerant Reason: The New Discourse on Tolerance in the Age of Terror” May 2009

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“Metaphysicians in the Dark: Poetry, Thinking, and Nostalgia for the Idea” October 2011

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“Psychoanalysis and the Mad Artist: Hölderlin’s Empty Center” January 2012

Duke Islamic Studies Center [Available online]

“Beyond the Stereotype: The Shared Story of Muslims and Mormons in America” November 2012

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding [Available online]

“Malleable Stereotypes: How Media is Improving the Image of American Muslims” September 2011

 

INTERVIEWS

 

Interview with Simon Critchley on “The Hamlet Doctrine: Knowing Too Much, Doing Nothing” [Available online]

Interview with Todd McGowan on “Enjoying What We Don’t Have: The Political Project of Psychoanalysis” [Available online]

Interview with Frank Smecker on “Night of the World: Traversing the Ideology of Objectivity” [Available online]

 

 

 

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