Faculty

Ben Kafka

Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication; Comparative Literature; and History

Ben Kafka

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Office Hours: Tuesdays ~11-12 or by appointment | 239 Greene Street, Rm. 618

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Ben Kafka is a psychoanalyst, cultural historian, and critic. He's currently working on a new book about gaslighting, folies-à-deux, double binds, Catch-22s, and other forms of induced insanity. Recent publications include "Human, Also Human" in October #166 (Fall 2018) and "Ni Prose Ni Vers. Le Carnet de Notes du Psychanalyste" in Les Cahiers du musée nationale d'art moderne (Hors-Série 2017). He sees patients in private practice (NYS Lic. No. 000949).

Prof. Kafka has been a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities since 2007, and chair of its executive committee since 2012. He has been a member of the advisory board of the Feminist Theory Archive at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University since 2008. From 2015 to 2018 he was also a Rita Frankiel Memorial Fellow of the Melanie Klein Trust.

He holds cross-appointments in the Departments of Comparative Literature and History.