Matt Lovett

  • Teaching Assistant Professor

Matt Lovett holds a PhD in Philosophy from Duquesne University, where his focus was primarily in 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy. He holds further specializations in Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, and LGBTQ Studies. The bulk of his recent research is centered in psychoanalysis, and he is in formation to become a Lacanian psychoanalyst with the Lacanian School, San Francisco. With an international cohort of colleagues, he organizes yearly interdisciplinary panels on psychoanalysis in conjunction with a variety of topics, and he is involved with various LGBTQ initiatives on campus.  He is working, ever so slowly, on converting his dissertation, The Logic of Sexuation in Deleuze and Lacan, into a book.  

Classes taught at Pitt: Intro to GSWS, Intro to Feminist Theory, Sex and Sexualities, Intro to LGBTQ Studies, Queer Theory 

Education & Training

  • PhD, Philosophy, Duquesne University
  • MA, Philosophy, Duquesne University
  • BA, Philosophy, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

Research Interests

Book Chapter: 

“Rothko’s Negative Theology.” Neoplatonism and the Arts. Ed. Gina Zavota. London: Bloomsbury Press. Forthcoming. 



“Almodóvar’s Queering of Freud in What Have I Done to Deserve This?”  

“Pure Misogyny?: Primal Repression, Seduction, and Passivity in Mondrian’s Abstraction” 

“Lathousia: Social Media as Ersatz Analyst” 

“‘We Are All Scripturient’: Social Media, Psychoanalysis, and the Task of Infinite Confession” 

“The Betrayal of Laughter in Deleuze’s Lacan” 

“Lacanian Anxieties: Trans* Surgeries, Countertransference, and the Fantasy of the Whole” 

“Sexual Difference as Symptom, with Deleuze” 

“Berlin Techno and Queer Conviviality” 

“Lacan, Perversion, and Sexual Subculture”   

“The Sexual Genesis of Thought in Deleuze”