Adrian Johnston

Distinguished Professor

Photo: Adrian Johnston

Office: Humanities 557
Hours: Mondays 12-2pm

  • B.A. (University of Texas at Austin, 1996)
  • Ph.D. (State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2001)


Adrian Johnston is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and a faculty member at the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute in Atlanta. He is the author of Time Driven: Metapsychology and the Splitting of the Drive (2005), Žižek’s Ontology: A Transcendental Materialist Theory of Subjectivity (2008), Badiou, Žižek, and Political Transformations: The Cadence of Change (2009), and Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, Volume One: The Outcome of Contemporary French Philosophy (2013), all published by Northwestern University Press. He also is the author of Adventures in Transcendental Materialism: Dialogues with Contemporary Thinkers (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). He is the co-author, with Catherine Malabou, of Self and Emotional Life: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience (Columbia University Press, 2013). His most recent books are Irrepressible Truth: On Lacan’s “The Freudian Thing” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), A New German Idealism: Hegel, Žižek, and Dialectical Materialism (Columbia University Press, 2018), and Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, Volume Two: A Weak Nature Alone (Northwestern University Press, 2019). He also co-edited, with Boštjan Nedoh and Alenka Zupančič, Objective Fictions: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Marxism (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022). With Todd McGowan and Slavoj Žižek, he is a co-editor of the book series Diaeresis at Northwestern University Pres

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