For today’s episode of Rendering Unconscious Podcast, Dr. David Pavón Cuéllar presents his text “Coronavirus as a symptom” originally prepared for Lacan Salon. You may find the original article here.

David Pavón Cuéllar is Professor of Marxism, Social Psychology and Psychoanalysis at the State University of Michoacán (Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Mexico). He is the author of the books Marxisme lacanien (Paris, Psychophores, 2009), From the Conscious Interior to an Exterior Unconscious: Lacan, Discourse Analysis and Social Psychology (London, Karnac, 2010), and Elementos políticos de marxismo lacaniano (Mexico, Paradiso, 2014), as well as co-editor, with Ian Parker, of Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Psychoanalytic Approaches to Textual Indeterminacy (London & New York, Routledge, 2013). He belongs to the Editorial Boards of Annual Review of Critical Psychology, Psychotherapy and Politics International, Teoría y Crítica de la Psicología, and Revista Marxismos: Educación, Política y Sociedad. He is interested in critical psychology, discourse analysis, Lacanian Discourse Analysis, Lacanian psychoanalysis, Freudo-Marxism, Marxism, communism, liberation psychology and the Zapatista movement.

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Portrait of Dr. David Pavón Cuéllar

Artwork by Vanessa Sinclair