Dr. Adrienne Harris
New York, USA
Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology, Faculty and Supervisor at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis. Co-founder and co-chair of the Sándor Ferenczi Center at the New School for Social Research. Editor at Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Studies In Gender and Sexuality. Research topics: gender, analytic subjectivity, analysts of the period of WW I. Co-editor of Ghosts in the Consulting Room: Echoes of Trauma in Psychoanalysis (2016).
Dr. John Launer
M.D., Family physician, Family therapist, Educator and Writer. He is a Honorary Lifetime Consultant at the Tavistock Clinic, London, where he is convenor of the evolution and psychotherapy group. Author of the first full length English biography of Sabina Spielrein: Sex versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein (2014), launched with presentations at the Anna Freud Clinic in London and the New York Psychoanalytic Society.
Dr. Klara Naszkowska
Warsaw, Poland / New York, USA
Ph.D., Cultural, Social & Personal Historian, Postdoc Visiting Scholar at Union Theological Seminary and the Center for Jewish History in NYC, 2019/2020 Fulbright Visiting Scholar at UTS. Author of The Living Mirror: The Representation of Doubling Identities in the British and Polish Women’s Literature (1846-1938) (2014), "Passions, Politics, and Drives: Sabina Spielrein in Soviet Russia" (2019), "Sabina Spielrein (1885–1942). W poszukiwaniu własnego głosu" (2020), and of many articles on Spielrein in Polish and English. Klara is currently researching and writing a book on Jewish women psychoanalysts who emigrated to the United States in 1930-1941.
Dr. Pamela Cooper-White
New York, USA
Ph.D., LCPC, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary, New York, and Assisting Priest at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Author of 9 books, including Old & Dirty Gods: Religion, Antisemitism, and the Origins of Psychoanalysis (2015) & co-editor of Sabina Spielrein and the Beginnings of Psychoanalysis
(2019, finalist for the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis /NAAP/ 2020 Gradiva® Award for Best Edited Book).
Dr. Henry Zvi Lothane
New York, USA
M.D., Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Author and Educator. Clinical Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY; Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Honorary Member of Polish Psychiatric Association,
Member of the International Psychoanalytical Association and of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Author of many articles on Spielrein published in English, Italian, German, Polish, and Russian.
Prof. Vladimir Shpilrain
New York, USA
Professor of Mathematics. Research interests: Information Security, Data Science, Complexity of Algorithms.
Great-nephew of Sabina Spielrein.
Together with Dr. Lothane, Vladimir is currently involved in a project of translating Spielrein's diaries and letters from Russian into English.
Prof. Magnus Ljunggren
Professor Emeritus of Russian literature at the University of Gothenburg, Journalist. Author of many articles on Spielrein and Russian psychoanalysis. Responsible for tracing Spielrein’s niece Menikha and other family members.
Dr. Sabine Richebächer
Dr. Phil., psychoanalyst and author. Research topics: History of psychoanalysis; Russian psychoanalysis. Her biography on Sabina Spielrein was published in several languages.
Dr. Coline Covington
Ph.D., training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and the British Psychotherapy Foundation, former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council. Co-editor of Sabina Spielrein: Forgotten Pioneer of Psychoanalysis, 1st ed. (2003) & 2nd ed. (2015)
Dr. Alexander Etkind
Ph.D., Professor of History of Russia-Europe Relations. Author of Eros of the Impossible: The History of Psychoanalysis in Russia (1997) which includes a chapter about Spielrein, and of many articles on Russian psychoanalysis.
Dr. Felicity Kelcourse
Ph.D., LMHC, Assoc. Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN. Co-editor of Sabina Spielrein and the Beginnings of Psychoanalysis (2019, finalist for the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis /NAAP/ 2020 Gradiva® Award for Best Edited Book).
Dr. Michael Gerard Plastow
Psychoanalyst and a child psychiatrist. Michael convenes a seminar on The Child, the Adult, and the Subject of Psychoanalysis. Author of Sabina Spielrein and the Poetry of Psychoanalysis and "The Watershed of the Symptom: from Rhine to Rhône with Piaget and Spielrein."
Dr. Bernard Minder
Dr. Med., psychiatrist and psychotherapist in private practice. Research interests: history of medicine, esp. the beginnings of clinical psychoanalysis. Author of the papers on Spielrein's Burghölzli documents.
Dr. Frank Marchese
Ph.D., Course Director, Faculty of Health, Dept. of Psychology. Teaches in the areas of motivation, personality, developmental psychology, learning, abnormal psychology. Author of Coming into Being: Sabina Spielrein, Jung, Freud, and Psychoanalysis (2015).
Ms. Lisa Appignanesi
Professor of English, writer and novelist. Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, a former President of English PEN and former Chair of the Trustees of the Freud Museum in London. Co-author of Freud’s Women (with John Forrester) (1992).
Prof. Mireille Cifali
Hon. Professor, historian and psychoanalyst. Mireille works to define a clinical approach in the sciences of education. Author of a number of papers on Spielrein.
Dr. Ronald Britton
M.D., Distinguished Fellow, Training and Supervising Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society, child psychiatrist. Former Chair of the Child and Parents Department, Tavistock Clinic. Author of Sex, Death, and the Superego (2003).
Prof. Fátima Siqueira Caropreso
Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Ph.D., historian of psychology and psychoanalysis, Associate Professor at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora.
Recent publications in English: “The death instinct and the mental dimension beyond the pleasure principle in the works of Spielrein and Freud” (2017), “Sabina Spielrein’s theoretical views in her letter to Carl Gustav Jung” (2019) and “Sabina Spielrein’s theory of the origin and development of language” (2020).
Dr. Ruth L. Cape
Ph.D., Assoc. Professor of German at Austin College. Publishes bilingual and annotated editions of historical documents.
Co-editor of The Essential Writings of Sabina Spielrein. Pioneer of Psychoanalysis (2018).
Dr. Raymond Burt
Ph.D., Professor of German. Research interests: Friedrich S. Krauss, Austrian literature. Co-editor of The Essential Writings of Sabina Spielrein. Pioneer of Psychoanalysis (2018).
Dr. Barbara Wharton
M.A., training analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology, Training Therapist and Supervisor for the British Association of Psychotherapy. Former editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology , co-editor of Sabina Spielrein: Forgotten Pioneer of Psychoanalysis, 1st ed. (2003) & 2nd ed. (2015).
Dr. Fernando Vidal
Ph.D., Habil., Research professor at ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies), historian of the human sciences. Author of "Sabina Spielrein, Jean Piaget - going their own ways" (2001).
Mr. Peter Mayer
New York, USA
Proprietor of Duckworth/Overlook Press, former CEO of Viking Penguin, publisher of biography of Spielrein. Peter sadly passed away in May 2018.
Dr. Eva Hoffman
Ph.D., Professor of literature, writer and novelist. She has written and lectured on exile, historical memory, human rights and cross-cultural relations. Her books have been widely translated.
Dr. Neil Vickers
Ph.D., Professor of English Literature and the Health Humanities, co-director of the Centre for the Humanities and Health. Research interests: psychoanalysis and the subjective experience of physical illness.
Dr. James S. Chisholm
Ph.D., evolutionary anthropologist with an interest in Spielrein's evolutionary ideas.
Dr. Henry Jablonski
M.D., Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice. President of The International Balint Federation (2007-2013), President of the Swedish Balint Society, President of the Swedish Association of Medical Psychology. Author of a review of Sex versus Survival (2015).
Dr. Ekaterina Golynkina
Dr. Ekaterina Golynkina, London, UK.
Ph.D., Clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, British Psychoanalytical Society.
Prof. Katy Zaidman
Professor of mechanical engineering and professional engineer, Standards Council of Canada, The Canadian General Standards Board, former chair of Ontario Chapter of Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation. A great-grandniece of Sabina Spielrein.
Mr. Alexander Zhuryavlov
Journalist and translator, BBC world service. Distant relative of Spielrein’s step-daughter Nina Snetkova (Nina's mother, Olga Vassilievna was a cousin of Alexander's grandfather Valery Druzin).
Dr. Lance Owens
Salt Lake City, US
M.D., Historian and physician in clinical practice. Author of Jung in Love: The 'Mysterium' in 'Liber Novus' (2015).
Dr. Stephani Stephens
Ph.D., Researcher in Jungian Psychology. Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Jungian Studies (2004-2013). Author of Ways of being: C.G. Jung and the Dead (forthcoming 2019).
Prof. Paweł Dybel
Professor of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Pedagogical University of Krakow. Author of many books and articles on psychoanalysis in Polish, English and German.
Dr. Esther Rapoport
Tel Aviv, Israel
PsyD, clinical psychologist, teacher, and psychoanalytic candidate in clinical practice. Author of From Psychoanalytic Bisexuality to Bisexual Psychoanalysis: Desiring in the Real (2019) and “Sabina Spielrein’s death drive, queer experience and psychoanalytic twogetherness” (2021).
Dr. Valentin Balanovskiy
Ph.D., research fellow at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, chairman of the Kaliningrad Division of Russian Philosophical Society. Author of “S.N. Spielrein’s Contribution to Development of Key Notions of C.G. Jung’s Analytical Psychology” and “Role of Sabina Spielrein in Forming Theoretical Basis of the Analytical Psychology” (both in Russian, 2020).
Dr. Ilona Melker
New York, USA
LCSW, Jungian analyst and Certified Sandplay Therapist and Instructor in private practice. Supervisory analyst at the CG Jung Institute of New York and the Jung Foundation. Author of "Sabina Spielrein and Frau M
Two cases of women’s psychosis through the lens of Jungian complex theory."
Dr. Lena Magnone
Ph.D., Habil., Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw. Research focus: late 19th and early 20th-century literature, with a particular focus on Central-European modernisms.
Mr. Marcus Vinicius Neto Silva
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
M.A., Psychologist, psychoanalyst, researcher focused on history of the early psychoanalytic thought and movement. Author of A construção da pulsão de morte freudiana (with chapter 4 devoted to Spielrein) and "Destruição e devir de Sabina Spielrein."
Dr. Trinidad Simón Macías
PsyD, psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in private practice. Author of Juego Limpio. Sabina Spielrein entre Jung y Freud y los tiempos actuales (2014), "Sabina Spielrein (1885-1942): Un alma infantil" (2013) and "Pasiones de una madre"(2017).
Dr. Renata Udler Cromberg
Brasil, São Paulo
Ph.D., psychoanalyst, author of Sabina Spielrein. Una pioneira da psicanálise. Obras completas, vol. 1 (2014), "O amor que ousa dizer seu nome: Sabina Spielrein - pioneira da psicanálise" and many other articles and presentations on Spielrein. Vol. 2 of the Spielrein's complete works is scheduled for publication in 2019.
Dr. Marie Brown
New York, USA
PhD, clinical psychologist, clinician and researcher focused on the intersection of “madness” and women with an emphasis on the reproductive body. Co-editor of Women & Psychosis Multidisciplinary Perspectives and Women and the Psychosocial Construction of Madness (both with M. Charles) and Emancipatory Perspectives on Madness (with R. Brown).
Dr. Peter Rudnytsky
Ph.D., Professor of English at the University of Florida and Head of the Department of Academic and Professional Affairs of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
Dr. Vanessa Sinclair
PsyD, clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. Author of Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation (2020), Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics and Poetry (2019), On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (2018).
MFT, Psychoanalyst, Marriage and Family Therapist, writer. Personal and Supervising Analyst, Faculty Member at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, San Francisco. Currently writing a biographical/autobiographical paper regarding Sabina Spielrein, setting the paper in the context of the current writing environment during the pandemic.
M.A., J.D. Adjunct faculty and graduate enrollment specialist at Roosevelt University. Originally trained as a lawyer, now focused on higher education administration and education policy. His interest in Sabina Spielrein focuses on her contributions to the subfields of psycholinguistics and educational psychology as well as her identity as a Jew.
Dr. Ben Greenberg
PsyD, clinical psychologist in private practice. In his work and writing, he integrates contemporary psychoanalytic models with social justice and somatic approaches for the treatment of trauma. A former Fench hornist and educator who has published extensively on auditory disability, he is currently working on a manuscript about intersecting themes in Gustav Mahler's symphonies and Sabina Spielrein's theoretical contributions.
Paris, France / Warsaw, Poland
MA., Ph.D. student, research fellow, author and editor. She is currently working on a project Between Self-Analysis and Autobiography. The Everyday Writing Practices of Freud’s Disciples and Their Impact on the Psychoanalytic Theory devoted to the cultural and queer history of psychoanalysis in Central Europe, and a book Queer Theories and Practices of Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud—Sándor Ferenczi—Georg Groddeck on psychoanalytic theories of non-normative sexuality. Both projects include the work of Sabina Spielrein.
Ph.D, LP, LMFT, NASAP, president of the International Association of Individual Psychology (IAIP), director of the center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship and faculty at Adler University in Chicago. Her research interests include women’s voices in psychology. In 2015, she presented a lecture “The heart of psychology and the psychology of heart “at the opening of the Spielrein’s museum during the International Conference in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
New York, USA
Ph.D., JD, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. Her work focuses on women and politics, feminist theory, public law, and Africana Studies. Author of Re-Imagining Black Women: A Critique of Post-Feminist and Post-Civil Rights Melodrama in Culture and Politics (2021). She is currently conducting an independent study group on Sabina Spielrein, along with Sanja Medich, and developing pedagogical resources for instruction on Spielrein's life and work.
Executive Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, Honorary Associate Lecturer at UCL Psychoanalysis Unit and Tutor in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. She has co-edited a book on psychosomatics and published several academic papers on psychoanalysis, literature and film. She is writing a creative non-fiction book on the first female psychoanalysts, commissioned by Faber and FSG.