Dr Chenyang Wang

Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Dr Chenyang Wang



  • PhD in Psychosocial Studies Birkbeck College, University of London, (2018)

  • MA in Psychosocial Studies University of Essex, (2014)

  • BA in Sociology Tsinghua University, (2013)


Other academic

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University (1/10/2019 - 1/11/2021)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Understanding Individuals Groups and Organisations : An Introduction to Psychodynamic Concepts (PA123)

  • The Psychosocial Imagination (PA134)

  • Freud: Mind, Culture and Society (PA208)

  • Lacanian psychoanalysis (PA405)

  • Current Debates in Psychosocial Studies (PA407)

  • Psycho Analytic Theory (PA901)

  • The Psychic Life of Gender: Explorations in the Case Study (PA936)

  • Psychoanalysis and the Psychosocial (PA942)

  • Popular Film, Literature and Television: A Psychosocial Approach (PA108)

  • Psychoanalytic Theory: Freud and Object Relations (PA401)

  • Psychoanalytic Epistemology (PA928)

  • Research Methods and Dissertation (PA981)

  • Research Skills and Methods in Depth Psychology (PA915)

  • Critical Analysis of Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (PA121)


Journal articles (2)

Wang, C., (2021). The passivity of seeing: A Lacanian perspective on pornographic spectatorship in virtual reality. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. 26 (2), 217-233

Wang, C., (2020). “I Will Have Lacked”: Rethinking Sexual Difference and Sexed Subjectivity Through Psychoanalytic Temporal Relationality. Studies in Gender and Sexuality. 21 (1), 1-11

Books (1)

Wang, C., (2019). Subjectivity In-Between Times Exploring the Notion of Time in Lacan’s Work. Springer Nature. 3030260984. 9783030260989

Book chapters (3)

Wang, C., (2019). The Signifier of Desire and the Desire for Signification: A Psychosocial Rereading of My Research Encounter with a Chinese Older Gay Man. In: New Voices in Psychosocial Studies. Editors: Frosh, S., . Palgrave Macmillan. 107- 122. 3030327582. 9783030327583

Wang, C., (2015). Anti-Melancholia: The Failure of Melancholy Gender and Its Alternative. In: Psychoanalysis Philosophy, Art and Clinic. Editors: Henderson, D., . Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 107- 124. 1443882046. 9781443882040

Wang, C., (2013). 城市边缘群体的空间生产——近20年北京男同性恋群体与城市空间的符号互动. In: 城市社会学:北京城市社会生活调查. Editors: 李, 强., . 社会科学文献出版社. 274- 285. 7509745519. 9787509745519



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