Samya Seth did his undergraduate and master’s studies in English Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, before pursuing further graduate studies in English Literature at Fordham University and at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York. He has taught courses on Literature, Critical Theory, and Psychoanalysis as Faculty and as Guest Lecturer at Hunter College (CUNY), Fordham University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Dartmouth College.
Having been introduced to the work of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan early on in college, he undertook his psychoanalytic formation in New York, being a participant at the New York Freud Lacan Analytic Group (NYFLAG), and, subsequently, becoming a member of Lacanian Compass, an associated group of the New Lacanian School (NLS) and of the World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP). Concurrently, he completed his Licensed Psychoanalysis training at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP) and the Theodor Reik Clinical Center (TRCC), New York.
He has been engaged in the work of transmitting Lacanian Psychoanalysis, as systematized and vivified through the Lacanian Orientation of Jacques-Alain Miller and as put into practice through the programs and activities of the Schools of the WAP, for over a decade. He has translated and edited for all major Lacanian journals in the English language: Hurly Burly, lacanian ink, The Lacanian Review, Psychoanalytical Notebooks, and Scilicet. He has also made clinical and theoretical presentations at several psychoanalytic conferences and seminars.