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Avgi Saketopoulou and Ann Pellegrini

“Trailblazing authors and psychoanalysts reshaping sexual and cultural studies. Expect groundbreaking insights!”


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Ann Pellegrini is Professor of Performance Studies & Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, and a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. They are the author/coauthor of three previous books: Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (Routledge, 1997); Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance, coauthored with Janet R. Jakobsen (New York University, 2003; 2nd edition, Beacon Press, 2004); and “You Can Tell Just by Looking” and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People, coauthored with Michael Bronski and Michael Amico (Beacon Press, 2013). “You Can Tell Just by Looking” and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People was a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Non-Fiction. Pellegrini has also coedited two anthologies: Queer Theory and the Jewish Question (Columbia University Press, 2003) and Secularisms (Duke University Press, 2013). They are the founding coeditor of the “Sexual Cultures” series at NYU Press. Honors and awards include: the Freud-Fulbright Scholarship to the Freud Museum, Vienna (2007), the Constance Rourke Prize from the American Studies Association (2008), and the first annual Tiresias Paper Award from the International Psychoanalytical Association, for an essay cowritten with Avgi Saketopolou (2021).

Dr. Avgi Saketopoulou is an immigrant Cypriot and Greek psychoanalyst, living and working in NYC. She is on faculty at the NYU Postdoctoral Program, where she also trained, and teaches nationally in several psychoanalytic institutes.

Her published work has received numerous prizes, including the annual JAPA Essay Prize and the Ralph Roughton Award. She is the 2022 recipient of the Scholarship Award from the division of psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association (Div. 39) and, with Ann Pellegrini, the recipient of the first Tiresias Essay Prize, from the International Psychoanalytic Associations’ committee on sexual and gender diversity. Her interview on relational psychoanalysis is part of the permanent collection of the Freud Museum in Vienna and in 2021 she co-chaired the first US-based conference dedicated to the work of Jean Laplanche.

Her book, Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia, is forthcoming in February 2023 from the Sexual Cultures series, NYU Press. When she is not working, she rides her motorcycle, hoping for good weather.

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