Renata Salecl

Visiting Professor of Law


B.A., 1986, M.A., 1998, Ph.D., 1991 University of Ljubljana


Renata Salecl teaches law at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, her native country, and is also the Centennial Professor in the department of law at the London School of Economics. She is a frequent visitor to Cardozo. A member of several think tanks, including the Remarque Institute, she works on developing policy regarding women’s rights, maternity leave, and in vitro fertilization in Slovenia. Her many books and articles include (Per)Versions of Love and Hate, published in 1998 by Verso and translated into German, Russian, Spanish, French, Korean, and Serbo-Croatian. Her most recent book, On Anxiety, published by Routledge in 2004, has been translated into Portuguese and Turkish. Professor Salecl’s current project is a book titled The Tyranny of Choice, which explores the ways in which the late-capitalist emphasis on choice to increase feelings of anxiety and guilt.

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