Renata Salecl, a philosopher and sociologist, is a senior researcher at the Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia, visiting professor at the Cardozo School of Law and Birkbeck College, University of London and holds the Centennial Professorship the department of law at the London School of Economics. Professor Salecl was also a Fellow of Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin and Remarque Fellow at New York University.
Her books include The Spoils of Freedom: Psychoanalysis and Feminism After the Fall of Socialism (Routledge, 1994), (Per)versions of Love and Hate (Verso, 1998), On Anxiety (Routledge, 2004) and Tyranny of Choice (Profile Books, 2012). Her books have been translated into multiple languages; (Per)versions of Love and Hate has been translated into German, Russian, Spanish, French, Korean, and Serbo-Croatian and On Anxiety has been translated into Portuguese and Turkish.
Professor Salecl is also a regular columnist for the Slovenian newspaper Delo and is a member of several think tanks, where she works on developing policy regarding women’s rights, maternity leave, and in vitro fertilization in Slovenia. She has been awarded the titles Slovenian Woman Scientist of the Year (2010) and Slovenian Woman of the Year (2011).