Lila J. Kalinich is a Training and Supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, where she has taught both theory and analytic process for more than 35 years. She brought the work of French analytic theorists into the curriculum with an elective on post-War French thought in the mid-80s. Shortly thereafter she introduced the study of the work of Jacques Lacan into a central theoretical course in the curriculum. She has published in a variety of disciplines in addition to psychoanalysis.