Dr Christopher Chamberlin

Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Dr Christopher Chamberlin



Christopher Chamberlin is a theorist of psychoanalysis and the history of slavery, with an emphasis on contemporary black cultural studies. He is the Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex (funded by the UKRI) and is currently in formation as a Research Analyst at the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in California. He was previously a Fellow at the ICI Berlin (Institute for Cultural Inquiry) (2020-2022) and the UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow in English at the University of California, Berkeley (2018-2020). Chamberlin holds a Ph.D. in Culture and Theory from the University of California, Irvine with graduate emphases in Feminist and Critical Theory, and serves on the editorial boards of Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society and the European Journal of Psychoanalysis.


  • PhD University of California, Irvine, (2018)


Journal articles (3)

Chamberlin, C., (2020). Desegregation and the retreat of clinical psychoanalysis. Journal of Medical Humanities. 41 (2), 243-257

Chamberlin, C., (2019). Racism is structured as a language: Sexual difference and the 1943 Detroit race riot. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. 24 (3), 239-259

Chamberlin, C., (2018). Affective Ankylosis and the Body in Fanon and Capécia. Studies in Gender and Sexuality. 19 (2), 120-132



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