Dr Chrysanthi Nigianni

Staff details

Dr Chrysanthi Nigianni


Programme Convenor BA Psychosocial Studies


Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies


C.Nigianni (@gold.ac.uk)

I am interested in research on the fields of feminist theory, sexuality, psychoanalysis, posthuman ecophilosophies

Dr. Chrysanthi Nigianni is a Lecturer in the BA Psychosocial studies and the MA Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths. She is also a psychoanalyst in private practice. She has published in the fields of feminist philosophy, sexuality, queer theory, continental philosophy, cinema, and ethics. Her published work includes three co-edited collections: Deleuze and Queer Theory (EUP, 2009), Deleuzian Politics (New formations, Issue 68, 2009) and Undutiful Daughters (Palgrave, 2012). She is currently working on the intersection of posthuman feminist philosophies, animal studies and psychoanalysis as well as on alternative therapeutic modalities that draw on spiritual and indigenous healing practices.

Academic qualifications

  • Ph.D in Continental Philosophy, Feminism and Queer theory (Uinversity of East London) 2008
  • MSc in Sociology (London School of Economics) 2003
  • BSc in Sociology (Panteion University, Athens) 2002

Research interests

I am interested in the fields of feminist philosophy, sexuality, queer theory, continental philosophy, as well as the intersections of psychoanalytic thinking and practice with other fields such as myths & literature, the occult and spirituality, posthumanism.

Publications and research outputs

Edited Book

Nigianni, Chrysanthi, ed. 2009. Deleuze and Queer Theory. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748634057

Edited Journal

Nigianni, Chrysanthi and Gilbert, Jeremy, eds. 2010. Deleuzian Politics?, New Formations, 68. 0950-2378

Book Section

Nigianni, Chrysanthi. 2014. The Taste of Living. In: Patricia MacCormack, ed. The Animal Catalyst: Towards ahuman Theory. London: Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781472534446

Nigianni, Chrysanthi. 2014. Bodies in Sympathy for Just One Night. In: Leopold Lambert, ed. The Funambulist Papers (Vol.2). Punctum, pp. 191-197. ISBN 9780692423240


Nigianni, Chrysanthi and Voela, Angie. 2019. Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory: Queering the Clinic. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 20(4), pp. 234-237. ISSN 1524-0657

Nigianni, Chrysanthi. 2013. Là-bas: the suspended image and the politics of anti-messianism. Senses of Cinema, 67, ISSN 1443-4059

Nigianni, Chrysanthi. 2010. Becoming-woman by breaking the waves. New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, Politics, 68, ISSN 0950-2378