M. E. O’Brien edits two magazines. She is an Associate Editor with Parapraxis, and a member of the editorial collective of Pinko.


Pinko is a collective for thinking gay communism together. We publish a biannual print issue, periodic zines, and host irregular essays, translations and archival material on our website.


To inquire into and uncover the psychosocial dimension of our lives—investigating social, political, and personal issues in relation to violence and conflict, gender and sexuality, racism and diasporic experience, and care and welfare—is the mission of this magazine. Hitching a ride to society’s ongoing return to Sigmund Freud in the twenty-first century, Parapraxis is a psychoanalytically oriented supplement to the existing venues of radical critique and historical materialism. Critically aware of the limits of psychoanalytic thinking and institutions, the magazine includes reviews, reported pieces, columns on culture and social movements, and thematic clusters of feature essays. We believe this magazine will reinvigorate leftist psychoanalytic thought in the academy and the clinic, but we address a more general audience.