ZiZek was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He received a D.A. in philosophy from the University of Ljubljana, then studied psychoanalysis at the University of Paris. In 1990 he was a presidential candidate for the "Liberal Democracy of Slovenia". Zizek is currently a professor in European Graduate School and a post-doctoral senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana. Zizek is the founder and president of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana.