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Andreja Zevnik


  • Senior Lecturer in International Politics, Politics

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Andreja Zevnik joined Politics DA in January 2012 as a Lecturer in International Politics. Andreja holds a PhD (2011) and MScEcon in International Relations Theory (2007) from Aberystwyth University and MA in International Relations and MA in Political Theory and Analysis, both from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2006).

Andreja's research is inspired by psychoanalysis, continental philosophy, critical race studies and aesthetic politics and mainly focuses on the production of subjectivity in acts of resistance. Her most recent research examines how the experience of anxiety alters forms of political participation, produces different political/resisting subjectivities and moulds new political realities. She's particularly interested in struggles associated with the civil rights movement in the US and different Black Lives Matter initiatives. She recently published a monograph entitled Lacan, Deleuze and World Politics: rethinking the ontology of the political subject (Routledge, 2016), a research article on 'Post-racial society as social fantasy; in Political Psychology (2017) and co-edited collections such as Jaces Lacan between psychoanalysis and politics (Routledge, 2015), Lacan and Deleuze: a disjunctive synthesis (Edinburgh University Press, 2017) and Politics of Anxiety (Rowman and Littlefield Int). She is a member of APSA and ISA.

Research interests

I am a committed interdisciplinary scholar; my main areas of research expertise fall in the intersection of political violence, politics of protest and political action, psychoanalysis and postcolonial theory and critical race theory. My research is driven by the question on how to think and perform politics differently. 

My current research aims to think about a resisting political subject from the prism of race and in doing so articulate a different political reality. This aim is translated into two projects, one concerns the theorisation of a resisting political subject in the context of black power. Whereas the other developing collaborative project aims to think of different participatory mechanisms for politically marginalised groups. Taking the history of black political resistance as a blue print the project will look at other marginalised groups such as e.g. the Roma communities in Europe, the Aboriginal in Australia and the Native Americans to arrive to a different understanding of how political participation can be practiced and thought about.  


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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