Slavoj Zizek is a world renowned Slovenian Marxist philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor of psychoanalysis and philosophy at the European Graduate School, he is the international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and he is one of the senior researchers for the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Evidently, Slavoj Zizek is a brilliant and busy man.
He first gained international recognition in 1989 after the publication of his his first English book, The Sublime Object of Ideology. In his book, he disputed a Marxist interpretation of ideology as false consciousness. Instead, he argued that ideology was an unconscious fantasy that structures reality. His evidently unorthodox styles and approach, popular and informational academic books and his newspaper op-eds gained him a wide and international following. He is even dubbed to be the “Elvis of cultural theory”.