About EUSP

Michaela Wünsch graduated from Humboldt University, Berlin and currently teaches media theory at the University of Vienna and the Academy of Fine Art, Braunschweig. She is an affiliated fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin with a research project on Science and Psychoanalysis, and is the president of the Psychoanalytic Library, Berlin, a space for Lacanian and Freudian psychoanalytic practice and theory. She published and edited volume on Lacan’s seminar on anxiety as the outcome of a workshop within the Circle of Lacanian Ideology Critique at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, where she has been a researcher.

Ray Brassier is Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut. He is the author of Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction (Palgrave, 2007).

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher, cultural critic, and Marxist intellectual. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, co-director at the International Centre for Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London. Founder and president of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana. Editor of the book series Shortcuts (with MIT Press), Wo es war (with Verso) and SIC (with Duke UP). He is the author of many books that have been translated into all the main world languages (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian). The list of books includes: The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989), Tarrying with the Negative (1993), The Plague of Fantasies (1997), The Puppet and the Dwarf (2004), The Parallax View (2006), Less than Nothing (2012), Absolute Recoil (2014), amongst others.

Katarina Peović Vuković is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Rijeka, Croatia. She holds a BA and masters degree in comparative literature and MA and PhD of Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb. She is the author of Media and culture: on the ideology of media after decentralization (Zagreb: Naklada Jesenski i Turk, 2014), concerning the paradox of the new media hegemony, and a relation of critical theory to new media sociality. She has written on the relationship of contemporary technology and philosophy for Crisis & Critique, Badiou Studies, Springer, John Benjamins Press, Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory and others. Currently, she is situated in Graz at the Center for Southeast European Studies as a visiting fellow.

Aaron Schuster is the Head of the Theory Program at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, and a visiting professor at the University of Chicago. His The Trouble With Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis is published by MIT Press (2016).

Keti Chukhrov is a ScD in philosophy, an associate professor at the Department of Art History at the Russian State University for the Humanities, visiting professor at the European Univerisity at Saint Petersburg. Chukhrov has authored numerous texts on art theory, culture, politics, and philosophy. Her postdoctoral dissertation dealt with the anthropology and ontology of performativity. Her full-length books include: To Be—To Perform. ‘Theatre’ in Philosophic Critique of Art (Spb: European Un-ty, 2011), and Pound &£ (Logos, 1999). Her present research interests and publications deal with two themes: the impact of socialist economy on the ethical and aesthetic epistemes of historical socialism, and art as edifice and institute of contemporaneity.

Mladen Dolar is Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana. His principal areas of research are psychoanalysis, modern French philosophy, German idealism and philosophy of music. He has lectured extensively at universities in USA and across Europe, he is the author of over hundred papers in scholarly journals and collective volumes. Apart from a dozen books in Slovene his book publications include most notably A Voice and Nothing More (MIT 2006, translated into six languages) and Opera’s Second Death (with Slavoj Žižek, Routledge 2001, also translated into a number of languages). Two new English books are forthcoming with Duke UP and Verso. He is one of the founding members of what has become known as “the Ljubljana Lacanian School.”

Sanna Tirkkonen works at the Department of Political and Economic Studies at the University of Helsinki. Her dissertation project on philosophy deals with the intersections of Foucault’s ethics and arts of governing. Her main research interests are in continental political thought, social and moral philosophy, and Foucault studies. Her recent and forthcoming publications deal with Foucault’s ethics and politics, exclusion, philosophy of love, and recognition. She is the president of the Association for Women and Feminist Philosophers in Finland.

Jouni Tilli is a member of Postwar Studies Research Group at the Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä. He has published articles on clerical nationalism, war rhetoric, history politics, and Burkean rhetoric. He has also published, Suomen pyhä sota (Finland’s Holy War), which won the Christian Book of the Year 2014 Award.

Tamara Prosic is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Religious Studies within the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University, Australia. She is interested in political theologies, in particular the theology of Orthodox Christianity and the ways it intersects with classical Marxism and modern Marxist theories. She is currently working on a research project involving Russian revolution and Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

Lars T. Lih lives and works in Montreal, Quebec. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, but writes on Russian and socialist history on his own time. His publications include Bread and Authority in Russia, 1914–1921 (1990) Lenin Rediscovered (2006) and Lenin (2011). At present, he is engaged in research on Bolshevik politics in 1917. He has also published many articles on Russian and socialist history and is now working on a study of the Bolshevik revolution.

Niko Huttunen is Associate Professor in New Testament Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland. His main interests are the relationship between early Christianity and ancient philosophy, the reception history of the Bible, and Christians in ancient society. Among many publications, the main one is Paul and Epictetus on Law (2009).  Huttunen is currently preparing a study on the early Christians in the Roman Empire. He is a member of the Centre of Excellence Reason and Religious Recognition (Academy of Finland).




Ken Pa Chin is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. His fields of research include Western philosophy and theology, with a recent focus on Chinese Christian theology. He has authored God, Relation & Discourse: Critical Theology and The Critique of Theology (2009), was editor of Collected Essays on the Public Theology of Chinese Christianity I-IV (2012), and has contributed numerous journal articles. He is the editor of the journal Sino Christian Studies: An International Journal of Bible, Theology, & Philosophy, and of two book series connected with the journal.

Roland Boer is Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and Professor of Literary Theory at Renmin University of China, Beijing. Among numerous publications, the most recent are In the Vale of Tears (2014—winner of the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Prize), Idols of Nations (2014, with Christina Petterson) and The Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel (2015).

PhD candidate and associate instructor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. He received an MTS in historical theology from Eden Theological Seminary in 2012 and an MA in Russian and Slavonic Studies from the University of Missouri—Columbia in 2005. His primary research interest is religion and social change, and he is currently working on a dissertation on the role of clergy in the Ferguson protest movement.

Research associate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna. She wrote her PhD about the Russian Orthodox intellectual tradition and has since worked on the religious factor in Russian politics. She has published „Community after totalitarianism. The Russian Orthodox intellectual tradition and the philosophical discours of political modernity“ in 2008 and „The Russian Orthodox Church and Human Rights“ in 2014.

Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of Ontology and Epistemology of the Institute of Philosophy, St. Petersburg State University. Subject doctoral dissertation: "Ontology and metaphysics as the types of philosophical knowledge" (2000). Author of more than one hundred scientific publications, including the monograph "Being and nature" (SPb .: Publishing House of Aletheia, 2003) and the textbook "Ontology of the myth" (SPb .: Publishing House of St. Petersburg State University, 2006).

Associated Professor, Department of Social Philosophy and Philosophy of History, Institute of Philosophy, Saint-Petersburg State University; Associated Professor, Department of Problems of Interdisciplinary Synthesis in the Field of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint-Petersburg State University. Author of more than 40 academic papers. Sphere of scientific interest: social philosophy, philosophy of economy, philosophical interpretation of Nikolai Gogol.

Candidate of Sciences (The Philosophy of Technology in Ernst Jünger and Martin Heidegger, 2002) and Associate Professor with the National Research University Higher School of Economics, School of Philosophy, he is editorial board member of journals “Socrates Journal“, “Yearbook of the Phenomenological Philosophy”, “Plato Studies” (in Russian); resp. editor and co-author of the collective monograph Subjectivity and identity (Moscow, HSE, 2012, in Russian). He has also published articles on such topics as history of Ancient Greek philosophy, phenomenology and hermeneutics, political philosophy, Russian and German intellectual history of the 20th century. He has also translated from German into Russian and edited books by Ernst Jünger, Friedrich Georg Jünger, Oswald Spengler, Heinrich Meier. He is now preparing a monograph on political ontology of the “conservative revolution” in Germany.

is IKERBASQUE Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research in New York. His writings span the fields of phenomenology, political thought, and the philosophy of plant life. He is the author of five monographs, including The Event of The Thing: Derrida’s Post-Deconstructive Realism (2009); Groundless Existence: The Political Ontology of Carl Schmitt (2010); Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life (2013); Phenomena—Critique—Logos: The Project of Critical Phenomenology (2014); and The Philosopher’s Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium (2014). He is currently at work on a series of books that fosters the appreciation of vegetal life and allows us to learn how to think and to live from plants. His forthcoming publications include Pyropolitics: When the World is Ablaze (2015) and Dust (2015).