Daniel Polyak is an adjunct lecturer in the Women and Gender Studies Department at Hunter College. His courses explore gender, sexuality and classics in feminist thought.
In addition to teaching at Hunter, Polyak is a licensed psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in NYC. In his clinical work, he brings together a psychoanalytic approach to psychotherapy and a sensitivity to the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity, nationality and ability. His goal is to incorporate what he teaches into how he listens as a therapist and to bring together critical social theories and clinical psychoanalytic practice.
Polyak received a MA in philosophy from the New School for Social Research and completed his postgraduate psychoanalytic training at The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis in NYC.