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Daniel G. Butler
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, TBD
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services

Research Interests

Philosophies of Childhood; Comparative Psychoanalysis; Histories of Psy-ence and Medicine (Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis); Black Critical Theory; Political Theology; Refugee Studies; Visual Culture; Psychopolitics. 

Biography, Education and Training

Daniel G. Butler, LMFT is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a doctoral student in History of Consciousness. Prior to UC Santa Cruz, Daniel earned a BA in Liberal Arts (Concentration in Philosophy) from Sarah Lawrence College; an MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University; and two Certificates in Psychoanalytic Psychology from Access Institute for Psychological Services, a clinic and training institute in San Francisco. 

Selected Publications

Butler, D. G. (forthcoming) “A Child is Being Caged: Resignation Syndrome and the Psychopolitics of Petrification,” JAPA: Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Butler, D. G. (2020) “The Public and the Privative: Honig’s Public Things and the Politics of the Psychoanalytic Setting,” Journal of Psychosocial Studies, 20 (20): 1-12.

Butler, D. G. (2019) “Racialized Bodies and the Violence of the Setting,” Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 20 (3): 146-158.

Butler, D. G. (2019) “Setting (on) Fire,” Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 20 (3): 171-176.

Butler, D. G. (2019) “Riding Instincts, Even to Die,” Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 20 (2): 106-118.

Butler, D.G. (2018) “Like a Half-Crushed Worm: Affliction, Negative Capability and Apophatic Aesthetics in the Work of Nuclear Death,” Théologiques, 26 (1): 207-228.

Butler, D. G. (2015). “Falling through the Cracks: Precarity, Precocity, and other Neoliberal Pressures,” Fort Da, 21:33-52.