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K. Daniel Cho

Department of Education

Assistant Professor


University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., Education, 2006
Pepperdine University, M.A., Education, 2000
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Psychoanalysis, Critical Theory
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Education
  • “When a chance came for everything to change”: Messianism and Wilderness in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Abrupt Climate Change Trilogy.” Criticism 52.3, Forthcoming.
  • “Tumults of Utopia: Repetition and Revolution in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy.” Cultural Critique 75.1 (2010): 65-81.;
  • “Adorno on Education or, Can Critical Self-Reflection Prevent the Next Auschwitz?” Historical Materialism 17.1 (2009): 74-97.
  • “Curiosity according to Psychoanalysis: Blumenberg, Freud, and the Destiny of an Affect.” New German Critique 35. 2 104 (2008): 191-205.
  • “Wo es war: Psychoanalysis, Marxism, and Subjectivity.” Educational Philosophy and Theory 39.7 (2007): 703-719.;
  • “Home is where the Neurosis is: A Topography of the Spatial Unconscious in Late Capitalism” (with Lewis, T.). Cultural Critique 64.1 (2006): 69-91.
  • “Thantos and Civilization: Lacan, Marcuse, and the Death Drive.” Policy Futures in Education 4.1 (2006): 18-30.
  • “The Persistent Life of Oppression: The Unconscious, Power, and Subjectivity” (with Lewis, T.). Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education 36.3 (2006): 313-329.
  • “Teaching Abjection: A Response to the War on Terror.” Teaching Education 16.2 (2005): 103-115.
  • “Lessons of Love: Psychoanalysis and Teacher/Student Love.” Educational Theory 55.1 (2005): 79-95.
  • “Education and Event: Thinking Radical Pedagogy in an Era of Standardization” (with Lewis, T.). Simile: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education 5.2: article number 62 (2005).
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