illustrative book cover for Psychoanalysis in the Barrios, bird with flowersPSYCHOANALYSIS IN THE BARRIOS: RACE, CLASS, & THE UNCONSCIOUS
a book launch & roundtable with Christopher ChristianPatricia Gherovici, & Carlos Padrón
March 8, Friday, 5 to 7 pm
19 University Place, first floor, room 102
Since 2009, CSGS has collaborated each year with the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality to host a cutting edge conversation at the edges of psychoanalysis and social theories of difference. This year’s annual installment showcases pressing issues raised by the anthology Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious, and features co-editors Patricia Gherovici and Christopher Christian and contributor Carlos Padrón. Among other things, this path-breaking volume argues that the clinical is political and listens for Freud with a Spanish accent in Latin America and beyond. This panel discussion will not only ask what happens when psychoanalysis goes to the Barrios, but — reversing direction — it will consider how clinical work and psychoanalytic theories can be transformed by bringing the Barrios into psychoanalysis.
Co-organized by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Studies in Gender & Sexuality, with additional support from the NYU Department of Performance Studies.

This event is free & open to the public. Venue is wheelchair-accessible.
For more information about this event, please contact the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at or 212-992-9540.
Facebook event page here.

Patricia Gherovici is a psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. She is Co-founder and Director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group; Associate Faculty, Psychoanalytic Studies Minor, University of Pennsylvania; Honorary Member at IPTAR; and Founding Member of Das Unbehagen. Her books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press, 2003), winner of the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize; Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge, 2010); and Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference (Routledge, 2017). She has edited (with Manya Steinkoler) Lacan on Madness: Madness Yes You Can’t (Routledge, 2015), Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and Psychoanalysis, Gender and Sexualities: From Feminism to Trans* (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
Christopher Christian is Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Psychology, a training and supervising analyst, and Dean of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), a component member of the IPA. He is co-editor of the books Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Conflict with Morris Eagle and David Wolitzky (Routledge, 2017) and The Second Century of Psychoanalysis: Evolving Perspectives on Therapeutic Action with Michael J. Diamond (Karnac, 2011). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and faculty and a member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, affiliated with NYU, School of Medicine. He is the executive producer of the documentary Psychoanalysis in El Barrio, winner of the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) Video Grant award in 2015. He has a psychoanalytic private practice in Manhattan.
Carlos Padrón is a licensed psychoanalyst and has advanced training in psychoanalysis at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), a component member of the IPA. He originally studied philosophy in his home-country Venezuela. He then earned an MA in philosophy with a concentration in psychoanalysis at the New School for Social Research, and an MPhil in Latin American literature at New York University. He was a teaching fellow at NYU and has been a faculty member at John Jay College, the Contemporary Freudian Society, and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. He is currently a faculty member at the Harlem Family Institute and at IPTAR where he co-teaches with Dr. Yukari Yanagino a class on clinical aspects of diversity/difference. He has written and presented on the continuities and discontinuities between philosophy, literature, and psychoanalysis. He was one of the founders and leaders of Crítica Latinoamericana, a collective dedicated to writing about cultural and political themes related to Latin America. He co-edited the collective’s website: Carlos participated in the documentary Psychoanalysis in El Barrio, and has given talks on working psychoanalytically with underprivileged Latinx patients in the U.S. He is currently a clinical associate of the New School Psychotherapy Program, supervising psychology PhD Students. Carlos has years of experience working in outpatient mental health clinics/centers and in a private setting.