Cindy Zeiher

LecturerCindy Zeiher

Human Services Postgraduate Co-ordinator
Music 209
Internal Phone: 94351


Research Interests

My research interests and contributions focus on how the subject can be understood within contemporary social, ideological, political and cultural systems. I write on two areas: the critical resurgence of leftist politics and social movements, and subjectivity, both as theoretically informed by an intersection of Lacanian psychoanalysis and critical Marxist theory. I have also published on the relation between science and psychoanalysis.

I have co-edited a collection with Professor Todd McGowan (Vermont University), 'Can Philosophy Love? Reflections and Encounters' (Rowman Littlefield International, November, 2017), which interrogates and exposes the role love plays in knowledge.

I am also co-authoring a book with Professor Ed Pluth (Chico University), 'On Silence: Holding the Voice Hostage' (Palgrave Lacan Series, 2019).

I supervise post-graduate thesis students in the areas of psychoanalysis, critical, political and feminist theories.

My editorial commitments are:

Co-founder and editor, along with Assoc. Prof. Mike Grimshaw for Continental Thought and Theory (CT&T):

Editorial board member for Journal of Extreme Anthropology:

Advisory board member for Counterfutures: Leftist Thought in Aotearoa/ New Zealand:

I am on the advisory board for '(Non)sufficiencies' (Punctuum Books), a monograph series inspired by the critical engagement of contemporary French philosopher, François Laruelle.

I am a member of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy, Center for Lacanian Analysis (NZ) and the German Studies Association.

Recent Publications

  • Zeiher C. (2019) Why Bother Caring about (the Fate of) Money? Provocations 2(2): 39-51.
  • Zeiher C. (2018) Correction: Unbehagen: a gallantry with excess (Palgrave Communications, (2017), 3, 1, (38), 10.1057/s41599-017-0035-y). Palgrave Communications 4(1)
  • Zeiher C. (2018) The Conjecture of Sovereignty: New Anxieties for the Subject. Journal of Extreme Anthropology 2(2): 92-110.
  • Zeiher C. (2017) Unbehagen: A Gallantry with Excess. Palgrave Communictions 3 38: 13.
  • Zeiher C. and Grimshaw M. (2017) (Re)Thinking Marx's Capital, Vol 1. Continental Thought and Theory 1(4) 1: 1-3.