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Avgi Saketopoulou and Ann Pellegrini

“Avgi Saketopoulou and Ann Pellegrini: award-winning professors, psychoanalysts, partners, and authors of new book Gender Without Identity.”

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Dr. Avgi Saketopoulou (she/her) is a psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC and a member of the faculty at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is also the author of Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia (NYU Press, 2023)

Ann Pellegrini (they/them) is Professor of Performance Studies & Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, and a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. Their previous books include Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (Routledge, 1997) and the 2014 Lambda Finalist in Best LGBT Non-Fiction “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).

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Psychoanalyst | Avgi Saketopoulou NYC

Dr. Avgi Saketopoulou is a New York City based psychoanalyst and therapist with extensive experience around trauma, queerness, gender diversity (in adults and children).

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Ann Pellegrini Psychoanalyst, Academic, Writer 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 write and teach on such topics as the queer possibilities of psychoanalysis; gender and performance; and religion, sexuality, and affect in U.S. public...

Gender Without Identity — Unconscious in Translation

Explore an innovative theory of gender formation with "Gender Without Identity". Saketopoulou and Pellegrini reject the concept of "core gender identity" and propose that gender is acquired by all subjects, sometimes through trauma. Discover their approach to working with gender

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