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Priv.-Doz. DDr. Barbara Ulrike Kadi

Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-5837-4035
T +43 1 431 40400 30620


Body Constitution; Gender Identity; Language Arts; Psychoanalytic Theory; Psychoanalytic Therapy; Psychosomatic Medicine

Research interests

On the one hand, my research interests include metapsychological concepts for understanding clinical phenomena. On the other hand, I investigate issues that link body, psyche, and culture.

At present, I am mainly concerned with current forms of gender, with triangulation and its significance for dealing with violence, and with conceptions of the body in psychosomatic theories.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Concept Research


  • Topographies of the Body (2014)
    Source of Funding: Medical University of Vienna, FWF
    Principal Investigator
  • Transferences: Psychoanalysis – Art – Society (2009)
    Source of Funding: MedUni Vienna & University of Vienna, WWTF
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Kadi, B.U. (2021) ‘Auf der Suche nach dem verlorenen Geschlecht?’, Forum der Psychoanalyse, 37(1), pp. 15–29. Available at:
  2. Kadi, U. (2020) ‘Körper: Wissen und Schreiben*’, Macht - Knoten - Fleisch, pp. 219–237. Available at:
  3. Kadi, U. (2019) ‘Transsexualität nach Jacques Lacan’, Metodo. International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy, 7(1), pp. 141–169. Available at:
  4. Kadi, U. and Leithner-Dziubas, K. (2019) ‘Das Monster einer zweibeinigen Gebärmutter. Leihmutterschaft als Ortswechsel’, Feministische Studien, 37(1), pp. 13–28. Available at:
  5. Kadi, U. (2018) ‘Von innen aufgefressen?’, Psychoanalyse und Medizin, pp. 101–122. Available at: