My work is at the intersection of subjectivity and public life, where people’s abilities and opportunities to shape their common world are realized. I take this to be central to democracy. This is also the intersection between psychoanalysis and politics. It is my compass. I am curious about phenomena that block people’s participation in shaping their world, in being political, in judging without banisters. I am exploring what kinds of processes can help people work through polarization and archaic defense mechanisms. I hope this work might possibly, just maybe, help realize our democratic potential.