Miami University
Department of Philosophy

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"The concept of politics rarely announces itself without some sort of adherence of the State to the family, without what we will call a schematic of filiation:   stock, genus or species, sex (Geschlecht), blood, birth, nature, nation." Derrida


Emily Zakin

Professor of Philosophy; Department Chair

Psychoanalysis, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Political Philosophy, French Feminism

B.A. Haverford College; Ph.D SUNY at Stony Brook

I am primarily interested in questions that arise at the juncture of psychoanalysis and political philosophy. More specifically, my work focusses on the significance of the unconscious (fantasies and drives) in establishing, sustaining, and threatenting political community, pointing toward the limits and impasses of the political itself. I teach courses in political philosophy, continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, and French feminism.