San José, Costa Rica
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MSc in Clinical Psychology (Denis Diderot University, Paris, France)
MA in Psychoanalytic Studies (Brunel University, UK)

Associated publications:

Editor-in-Chief (2010-2013) of Hurly-BurlyThe International Lacanian Journal of Psychoanalysis, published for the Freudian Field by the New Lacanian School.

Selected Papers and Lectures

  • “Score & Partition”, lecture delivered to the London Society of the New Lacanian School,  Student Central, London, April 2017. Audio recording posted on Radio-Lacan.
  • “Cipher ~ Notation ~ Parse”, Keynote Lecture at the Psychoanalysis in Our Time Congress,  Sopot, Poland, April 2017.
  • “Flat Surface Painting and the Screen of Alterity. A lecture in two parts in celebration of Squint (19) by Michael Simpson”, hosted by the Culture & Psychoanalysis Seminar, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, October 2016.
  • “The Screen and the Virtual in Psychoanalysis”, lecture delivered to the New York Flag Study Group, Columbia University, October 2015. Forthcoming in (Re-Turn): A Journal of Lacanian Studies, 2016. Draft copy available in pdf.
  • “The Invocatory Drive; from a still small voice to the scream of nature”, lecture delivered to the Irish Circle of Lacanian Orientation (ICLO), Grantham House, Dublin, December 2014. Audio recording posted on Radio-Lacan.
  • “I start off from the limit: on the first lesson of Seminar XX, Encore”, paper delivered to NLS-Québec, Montréal, September 2013, printed in English in Lacunae, APPI International Journal of Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Issue 11, November 2015, pp. 131-164. Available in pdf.
  • “War, and Why: On the 1932 Einstein/Freud Correspondence”, paper delivered at the United Nations mandated University For Peace, Costa Rica, March 2013.
  • “On the Real and Natural-Kind Terms: An Introduction to Ian Hacking’s Paper ‘Putnam’s Theory of Natural Kinds and their Names is not the Same as Kripke’s’”, in Hurly-Burly, Issue 7, May 2012, pp. 119-128; posted on the site of the World Association of Psychoanalysis: Blog for the IXth Congress of the WAP.
  • “Décocher la flèche : le dire de l’amour dans la contingence de la rencontre”, lecture delivered at the École de la Cause freudienne, published in Lesnœuds de l’amour, edited by P. Prost, Navarin éditeur, Paris, 2011.
  • “Commentaire sur ‘L’inconscient’ de Freud”, lecture delivered at the Association suisse-romande, (ASREEP-NLS), Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2011. Recording on-line at: //
  • “Semblants and Sinthome in Freud’s ‘Three Lines of Development’”, paper delivered to the London Society of the NLS, January 2010, posted on NLS-Messager, No. 665 (French Translation by M. Bremond) and published in Psychoanalytical Notebooks of the London Society, Issue 21, May 2010, pp. 51-63.
  • “L’affect, entre péché et vertu”, paper delivered at the DIVA Seminar, Paris, February 2010, published in Brochure DIVA, 2010, Paris, 2011, pp. 17-24.
  • “Overview on the Debate on the Pass in the Journal des Journées”, posted on NLS-Messager, No. 629, January 2010.
  • “On Lacan’s Remarks on Chinese Poetry in Seminar XXIV”, paper delivered at the Seventh NLS Congress, Lacanian Interpretation, Paris 2009, published in Hurly-Burly, Issue 2, November 2009, pp. 195-203.
  • “‘L’arme fatale”/”Lethal Weapon”, paper delivered at the Paris-USA Lacan Seminar (PULSE) on Ordinary Psychosis, 2008, published in Quarto, n° 94-95, January 2009, pp. 101-103/Psychoanalytical Notebooks of the London Society, Issue 19, July 2009, pp. 211-17.
  • “Obnubilée par l’image : Un imaginaire très singulier” published in Volume de préparation de la 5e journée de la Section clinque Paris Saint-Denis : L’image du corps dans la psychose, September 2007, pp. 20-25.
  • “Les neurosciences aux prises avec les singes dactylographes” in ECF-débats, 23 March 2006.
  • “Michael Walzer à Paris !” in La Cause freudienne, n° 59, February 2005, pp. 198-200.
  • “Modalities of the Other in Hypochondria” paper delivered to the ACF-VLB. Translated by J. Joucla as “Modalités de l'Autre dans l'hypocondrie”, 2000.
  • “Jealousy as a Mechanism of Defence in the Case of Dora” published in Psychoanalytical Notebooks of the London Circle, Issue 3, 1999.

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