Ben Kafka

Ben Kafka is Chair of the Executive Committee of the New York Institute for the Humanities. A psychoanalyst, cultural historian, and critic, he has been on the faculty at NYU since 2007. He has also been a member of the Princeton Society of Fellows; the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study; and the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. He is the author of The Demon of Writing: Powers and Failures of Paperwork (Zone Books, 2012) as well as various articles, essays, and reviews on art, culture, politics, and psychoanalysis.

 

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