Claudia Lapping is Professor of Psychosocial Studies and Education at UCL Institute of Education and a current trainee at the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Her research explores the use of psychoanalysis in empirical methodologies, and investigates unconscious processes in institutional practices and bodies of disciplinary knowledge. She is the author of Psychoanalysis in Social Research (Routledge 2011) and editor of Freud, Lacan, Zizek and Education: Exploring Unconscious Investments in Policy and Practice (Routledge 2018); she co-edited (with Tamara Bibby) Knowing and Not Knowing: Thinking Psychosocially about Learning and Resistance to Learning (Routledge 2016). Recent projects have explored: teaching assistants’ relations to practices of pay and remuneration; conceptualisations of transference in free associative interviews; ways in which theorisations of ‘time’ and temporality can help us to understand contemporary conditions of work and subjectivity; and theorisations of the sexed/gendered body.

Jordan Osserman is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, and a current clinical trainee with the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

Yael Pilowsky Bankirer is a member of the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, working as a psychotherapist and a psychoanalyst in private practice in Cambridge. She is a medical doctor (MD) and a researcher (PhD) of gender, psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Some of her recent publications include: ‘Resuscitate’ in S. Lir (ed.), In visible ink [in Hebrew] (Pardes 2015); ‘The posterity of hiding: a psychoanalytic reading of the Diary of Anne Frank’ in: a special issue of Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism, vol. 25, The Politics of Location: Feminist and Queer Spaces in Global Contexts (2018); ‘A birth without a mother: the paradoxical myth of patriarchal origin to Monotheism in Freud’, in G. Pedrucci (ed.), Motherhood(s) and Monotheisms (Quasar 2020).

Robert Weiss is a member of the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.