Profile: Ricky Varghese Writer/Critic Last Update:September 5, 2018

Ricky Varghese received his PhD (2014) in Sociology in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. His research interests extend across the fields of psychoanalytic theory, aesthetics, art criticism and film theory.

He serves as an advisory editor for Drain: A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture and has most recently guest edited a special issue of the journal on the theme of the “ruin.” He is presently at work on a book project that addresses the temporalities of sex, specifically of the practice of barebacking and the time of the future anterior, and the role of AIDS in the history of sexuality as depicted in queer male pornography and in the video work of Canadian artist Vincent Chevalier.

Professionally trained as a social worker, he works as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Toronto.

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