Katherine Kline

PhD Student, Communication Studies, Concordia University

2007 – MA Communication Studies, McGill University

Kline is interested in the meeting of psychic and material fields, material and immaterial dimensions, psyche and senses.  Her research looks at the question of the psychoanalytic unconscious in ecological theory.  In particular, she asks what a theory of human narcissism might bring to ecological ethics, and how psychoanalytic praxes might be challenged and enriched by materialist work.  Current research focuses on psychoanalytic field theory, the techniques and metapsychology of Wilhelm Reich, and she also studies human relationship with non-human entities of all kinds via practices of channeling and mediumship.

In addition to scholarly research, Kline is a psychoanalytic therapist and plays music in Montreal.