Research & Publications

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


“A Caliphate of Ideas? Islamic Politics in Dialogue with post-Marxism” – essay in  book Theologies and Ethics of Justice in Islam: New Perspectives and Global Directions published by IIIT Press, 2020 [forthcoming]


“Love, Psychoanalysis, and Leftist Political Ontology”essay in book Sex and Nothing: Bridges from Psychoanalysis to Philosophy – published by Karnac Books [Available for purchase online]

“Cohle and Oedipus: The Return of the Noir Hero” – essay in book True Detective and Philosophy – published by The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series [Available for purchase online]


Political Community in Badiou, Laclau, Nancy and Žižek[Abstract available online]

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


‘The Subject Supposes to Rebel: A Lacanian Perspective on Black Lives Matter’ Everyday Analysis [Available online]

‘Overcoming Liberalism from Within: On Solidarity and American Socialism’ Hampton Institute [Available online]

The Missed Encounter Between Critical Theory And American Pragmatism‘ The New Polis [Available online]

Obscure Subjects: Myth and Metapolitics on the alt-Right‘ Critical Theory Research [Available online]

“On The Political Project of Psychoanalysis” review of Todd McGowan’s Enjoying What We Don’t Have Crisis and Critique [Available online]

“Deleuzian Theology and the Immanence of the Act of Being” Journal of the Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World [Available online]

“The Amputated Father: Kojève’s Theory of Revolution and Authority” review of Alexander Kojève’s The Notion of Authority Philosophy Now [Available online]

“Thinking Islamic Governance with Continental Philosophy” Review of Wael Hallaq’s The Impossible State: Islam, Politics and the Crisis of Modernity Journal of the Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World [Available online]

“Radical Love and Žižek’s Ethics of Singularity” The International Journal for Žižek Studies [Available online]

“Oedipus and the Social Bond in Žižek and Badiou The International Journal for Žižek Studies [Available online]

“The Object of Proximity: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis in Žižek and Santner via Lacan” The San Francisco Society for Lacanian Studies Journal “The Other” [Available online]

“The Arab uprisings and the dawn of emancipatory history” Platypus Review [Available online]

“Badiou and the Affirmation of Emancipatory Politics” Brev Spread Magazine [Available online]

Psychoanalysis and the Veil in Islam: Rethinking Truth and Liberation Berfrois: Intellectual Jousting in the Republic of Letters [Available online]

“Is Philosophy Finally Without God?” Berfrois: Intellectual Jousting in the Republic of Letters [Available online]

“Plato, Our Comrade?” Berfrois: Intellectual Jousting in the Republic of Letters [Available online]

“The Euthanasia of Tolerant Reason: The New Discourse on Tolerance in the Age of Terror” Graduate thesis at American University

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

“Psychoanalysis and the Mad Artist: Hölderlin’s Empty Center” TheThe Poetry [Available online]

“Beyond the Stereotype: The Shared Story of Muslims and Mormons in America” Duke Islamic Studies Center [Available online]

“Malleable Stereotypes: How Media is Improving the Image of American Muslims” September 2011 Institute for Social Policy and Understanding [Available online]


Interview with Thomas Svolos on “Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century” [Available online]

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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