Graduate Student Directory

Blaise Bayno
  • Title
    • PhD Student
  • Division Graduate Studies Division, Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 434
  • Mail Stop History Of Consciousness

Biography, Education and Training


Blaise works on Lacanian psychoanalytic theory as it applies to larger cultural phenomena and production. Specificially pertinent to her work and interests are queer theory, film studies, studies of neoliberalism, and critical theory. Her project will likely attend to the anti-social thesis in queer theory, the addict as figure and subject, and nonormative relationships to time and the present. Key to her reading practice is identifying dominant anxieties in both mainstream and Leftist rhetoric in order to uncover modes of oppositional/provocative being.

Blaise graduated Wesleyan University with a BA in Sociology in 2016. Her honors thesis entitled “Cruising Dystopia: Asocial Queer Theory and Antihumanist Marxism (Fuck Work, Fuck The Social) identified the antihumanism inherent in queer asociality and the asocial kernel within the rejection of the humanist Marxist subject. 

Blaise's research interests more boradly include Lacanian psychoanalysis, biopolitics, neoliberalism, temporality, ideology, Foucault, queer theory, addiction and consumption. 

Selected Publications

Bayno-Krebs, Blaise Sophia, "Cruising Dystopia: Asocial Queer Theory and Antihumanist Marxism (Fuck Work, Fuck the Social)" (2016). Honors Theses - All. 1575.

Bayno-Krebs, Blaise, "Materialism in the Age of Commodified Authenticity, Wellness, Neoliberalism, and the Revolutionary Subject" (2017). 001