My research is concerned with psychoanalysis and politics, new directions in Marxist thought, the family, social reproduction debates, the legacy of anti-Oedipal politics, contemporary and historical liberalism, Nietzsche and Nietzscheanism, and the social power of the intellectual.

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


Nietzsche: A New Marxist Critique Repeater Books (under contract, February 2024)

Psychoanalysis and the Politics of the Family: The Crisis of Initiation Palgrave Lacan Series (Available for purchase online


Justice in Islam: New Ethical Perspectives and Global Directions Co-edited with Ramon Harvey, IIIT Press, 2023


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

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

“Karatani for Libidinal Economy: Invariance and Praxis” – Libidinal Economies Transcript Publishing [2023]


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

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


‘Reason in Revolt: Freud Reopens the Radical Enlightenment’ European Journal of Psychoanalysis [Available online]

‘On the Communism of Jean-Luc Nancy’ Philosophy World Democracy [Available online]

‘The Rise and Fall of Homegrown American Marxism’ Cosmonaut Magazine [Available online]

‘The Question of Worldview and Class Struggle in Philosophy: On the Relevance of Lukács’s Worldview Marxism’ Cosmonaut Magazine [Available online

‘Recentering the Lumpen Question: Understanding Lumpenization and Bonapartism’ Spectre Journal [Available online]

‘The Frankenstein of Culture Jamming: QAnon, Baudrillard and the Politics of Simulation’ The Bias Magazine [Available online]

‘Nietzsche in His Time: The Struggle Against Socratism and Socialism’ Historical Materialism [Available online]

‘The Materialism of Warm-Stream Marxism: Ernst Bloch on Ibn Sina’ Cosmonaut Magazine [Available online]

‘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 PragmatismThe New Polis [Available online]

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

‘Elements of Islamophobia: The State, Class and Capital’ Heathwood Press [Available online]

‘On The Political Project of Psychoanalysis’ 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’ 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 philosopher Alain Badiou “Philosophy and Insurrection” [Available online]

Interview with philosopher Adam Bartlett “Badiou and Plato” [Available online]

Interview with geographer Phil Neel “On the Far Right After Trump and Political Organization” [Available online]

Interview with Lacanian theorist Mari Ruti “Protagonists of Love” [Available online]

Interview with philosopher Ishay Landa “The Apprentices Sorcerer: On Nietzsche and Popular Culture” [Available online]

Interview with philosopher Daniel Lopez “Lukács Today” [Available online]

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

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

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

Interview with Lacanian psychoanalyst Thomas Svolos “Lacan and the Politics of Psychoanalysis” [Available online]

Interview with political theorist Jodi Dean “Occupy Wall Street and the New Radicalism” [Available online]

Interview with poet and activist Joshua Clover “The Return of Riots and Uprisings” [Available online]

Interview with political theorist Richard Gilman-Opalsky “Insurrections in the 21st Century” [Available online