Azeen A. Khan

Assistant Professor of English

Azeen A. Khan is an Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at Dartmouth College and a licensed psychoanalyst with a clinical practice in New York City. She specializes in Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, postcolonial literatures and theory, and feminist and critical thought. Her book, The Subaltern Clinic, considers the relation between psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and postcolonial theory, focusing on the writings of Sigmund Freud, Jacques Derrida, Frantz Fanon, and Jacques Lacan. Representative publications from her forthcoming book can be found in Boundary2 and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies. Prior to joining Dartmouth College, she was a Nancy L. Buc Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender Studies at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University.

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She is a member of the Lacanian Compass, an associated group of the New Lacanian School (NLS). In addition to working with adults, she also works with children and adolescents, and is a candidate in the Child and Adolescent Program at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). As an extension of her teaching program at Dartmouth, she teaches two annual online reading seminars via zoom, which are open to all interested participants. The 2020 reading seminars are “Clinic of Foreclosures” (on Jacques Lacan’s Seminars III and XXIII) and “Metapsychology and Its Limits” (on Sigmund Freud’s SE Volumes XIV and XIX).

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Sanborn House, 7B
HB 6032
Ph.D. Duke University

Selected Publications

"Aneconomy, Indirection, Undecidability: Derrida's Principled Critique of the Death Drive" in differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, Vol. 31, Issue 1, May 2020.

“The Subaltern Clinic” in Boundary2, Vol. 46, No. 4, November 2019, 181-217.

“Lacan and Race” in After Lacan: Theory and Psychoanalysis in the 21stCentury, ed. Ankhi Mukherjee (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), 148-164. 

“Non-Rapport” in Lacanian Ink: The Real Unconscious, Issue 50, Fall 2017, 15-19. 

Selected works and activities

“Psychoanalysis and Urgency,” An interview with Lee Edelman, Fletcher Professor of English Literature at Tufts University, and Alicia Arenas, Analyst Member of the New Lacanian School, The Lacanian Review, Volume 6, November 2018, 47-60.

“An Alibi of Reason,” Review of Martin Hägglund’sRadical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life (Stanford University Press, 2008) and Dying for Time: Proust, Woolf, Nabokov (Harvard University Press, 2012). Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Volume 48, Number 2, August 2015, 308-312.


Jacques-Alain Miller, “Sovereign Image,” Trans. Frederic-Charles Baitinger & Azeen Khan, The Lacanian Review, Issue 5, Fall 2018, 39-52.

Jacques-Alain Miller, “Affairs of the Family in the Unconscious,” Trans. Frederic-Charles Baitinger & Azeen Khan, The Lacanian Review, Issue 4, Winter 2018, 73-77.

Jacques-Alain Miller, “The Real Unconscious,” Trans. Frederic-Charles Baitinger & Azeen Khan, Lacanian Ink, Issue 50, Fall 2017, 22-41.

Jacques-Alain Miller, “Extimate Enemies,” Trans. Frederic-Charles Baitinger & Azeen Khan, The Lacanian Review, Issue 3, Summer 2017, 30-42.