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Avgi Saketopoulou is a Greek and Greek-Cypriot psychoanalyst. She trained and now teaches at the NYU Postdoctoral Program, and is also on faculty at the William Allanson White Institute, the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, the Mitchell Center, the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, and the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.


She serves on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly and Studies in Gender and Sexuality and her written work has received several prizes including the Ruth Stein Prize, the Ralph Roughton Award, the annual JAPA essay prize, and the Symonds prize from Studies in Gender and Sexuality. She is the 2022 recipient of the Scholarship Award from APA’s Division 39 and, with Dr. Ann Pellegrini, winner of the first Tiresias Paper Award from the IPA’s Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies Committee.


Her just-completed book project is provisionally entitled: Risking Sexuality Beyond Consent: Race, Traumatophilia, and the Draw to Overwhelm. The book puts psychoanalysis into conversation with queer of color critique, and its second part critically engages Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play.

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