Adrian Johnston is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and an Assistant Teaching Analyst at the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute in Atlanta. He is the author of Time Driven: Metapsychology and the Splitting of the Drive (2005), Žižek’s Ontology: A Transcendental Materialist Theory of Subjectivity (2008), and Badiou, Žižek, and Political Transformations: The Cadence of Change (2009), all published by Northwestern University Press. With Catherine Malabou, he has co-authored a book on affects entitled Self and Emotional Life: Merging Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neurobiology (forthcoming from Columbia University Press). He is currently working on a two-volume project addressing forms of materialism ranging from historical and dialectical materialisms to such recent developments as speculative realism.