Slavoj Žižek

Year of birth, place
1949, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Slavoj Žižek received his Doctor of Arts in psychoanalysis from the University of Paris 8 in 1985 and was awarded a Doctor Causa Honoris from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina, in 2005. He was visiting professor at numerous universities: at the Department of Psychoanalysis, University of Paris 8 (1982–1983 and 1985–1986); at Columbia University, New York (1995); at Princeton University, New Jersey (1996); at the New School for Social Research, New York (1997); at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1998); at Georgetown University, Washington DC (1999); and at the Film Department of New York University (2002). From 2005 onwards he was codirector of the Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London. Žižek is the founder and president of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana, and editor of the book series »Short Circuits« (The MIT Press), »Wo es war« (Verso), and »[sic]« (Duke University Press). His major works are: »The Sublime Object of Ideology« (Verso, 1989), »Tarrying with the Negative. Kant, Hegel, and the Critique of Ideology« (Duke University Press, 1993), »The Plague of Fantasies« (Verso, 1997), »The Ticklish Subject. The Absent Centre of Political Ontology« (Verso, 1999), »The Fragile Absolute – or, why is the christian legacy worth fighting for?« (Verso, 2000), »The Puppet and the Dwarf. The Perverse Core of Christianity« (The MIT Press, 2003), »The Parallax View« (The MIT Press, 2006), »Less Than Nothing. Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism« (Verso, 2012).

[Last update: August 2015]