Paola Mieli, is a psychoanalyst in New York City. She holds a Doctorate in Philosophy (University of Milan) and a PhD in Psychopathology and Psychoanalytic Research (University of Diderot, Paris VII). She is a founding member and president of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association (New York). She is a member at Le Cercle Freudien (Paris), at Encore (Paris), an honorary member of The European Federation of Psychoanalysis (Strasbourg), and an Associate Researcher at the Centre de Recherches en Psychanalyse, Medicine et Société at the University of Diderot - Paris VII. A Contributing Editor of the Journal Insistance: Art, psychanalyse et politique (Paris), she teaches in the Department of Photography and Related Media of The School of Visual Arts in New York City. The author of numerous articles on psychoanalysis and on culture published in Europe and America, her books include: Figures of Space. Subject, Body, Place (Agincourt Press, New York, 2017); Figuras do espaço. Sujeito, corpo, lugar (Anablume Publisher, San Paulo, 2016); A Silver Martian--Normality and Segregation in Primo Levi's Sleeping Beauty in the Fridge (PLC, New York) 2014; Sobre as manipulacaoes irreversivels do corpo (Contra Capa Publisher, Rio de Janeiro 2002); Being Human: The Technological Extensions of the Body (Co-Editor, Marsilio Publishers, New York,1999). She is the Publisher and Director of the Sea Horse Imprint (New York).