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Cohen, Josh

Josh Cohen

Elected: 2023

Josh Cohen is a psychoanalyst and writer, and Professor of Literary Theory at Goldsmiths University of London. He is the author of many books and essays on psychoanalysis, literature and philosophy. His books include The Private Life, Not Working, How to Live. What to Do and Losers. In addition to numerous academic publications, he has published reviews and essays in the Guardian, New Statesman, TLS, Economist/1843, Granta and Yale Review. He lives with his family in London.

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