Slavoj Žižek

Cultural Critic and Professor of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

The European Graduate School

Slavoj Žižek is a cultural critic and philosopher who is internationally known for his innovative interpretations of Jacques Lacan. He serves as a Professor of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis at the European Graduate School and is a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, as well as a visiting professor at a number of American Universities (Columbia, Princeton, The New School for Social Research, New York University, and the University of Michigan). Professor Žižek received his Ph.D. in Philosophy in Ljubljana where he studied Psychoanalysis. He has also studied at the University of Paris.  He is the author of several books including The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989), The Metastases of Enjoyment (1994), The Indivisible Remainder: Essays on Schelling and Related Matters (1996), and Welcome to the Desert of the Real (2002).