Joan K. Copjec is a philosopher, theoretician, writer, feminist and prominent Lacanian American psychoanalyst. She is a professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.
Copjec received his Bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in English literature. She received her master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and began her doctoral thesis there. His interest in cinema emerged while studying there. He attended Orson Welles Film School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, then Slade School of Fine Arts, University College London.