Steering group

Dr. Adrienne Harris

New York, USA

Founding member.

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. Henry Zvi Lothane

New York, USA

M.D., Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Author and Educator. Clinical Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNY; 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.

Dr. John Launer

London, UK

 

Founding member.

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.

Website: www.johnlauner.com

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. 

Dr. Klara Naszkowska

Warsaw, Poland / New York, USA

Founding director.

Ph.D., Cultural, Social & Personal Historian, 2020/2021 Visiting Scholar, 2019/2020 Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Union Theological Seminary. 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).

Current supporters

Prof. Magnus Ljunggren

Stockholm, Sweden

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

Zürich, Switzerland

Dr. Phil., psychoanalyst and author. Research topics: History of psychoanalysis; Russian psychoanalysis. Her biography on Sabina Spielrein was published in several languages.

website: www.richebaecher.com/

Dr. Coline Covington

London, UK

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) 

website: www.coline-covington.co.uk

Dr. Alexander Etkind

Florence, Italy

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

Indianapolis, USA

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

Melbourne, Australia

 

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

Lenzburg, Switzerland

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

Toronto, Canada

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

London, UK

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

Geneva, Switzerland

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.

website: www.mireillecifali.ch

Dr. Ronald Britton

London, UK

 

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

Sherman, USA

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). 

website: www.austincollege.edu/ruth-cape/

Dr. Raymond Burt

Wilmington, USA

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

Harpenden, UK

 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

Barcelona, Spain

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).

website: icrea.academia.edu/FVidal.

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

London, UK

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

London, UK

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

Crawley, Australia

Ph.D., evolutionary anthropologist with an interest in Spielrein's evolutionary ideas.

Dr. Henry Jablonski

Stockholm, Sweden

 

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

London, UK

Dr. Ekaterina Golynkina, London, UK. 

Ph.D., Clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, British Psychoanalytical Society.

Prof. Katy Zaidman

Oshawa, Canada

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

London, UK 

 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

Canberra, Australia

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

Warsaw, Poland

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 in private practice. Esther is on the Board of the Relational Forum (Israeli branch of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy). Co-author of "Learning from Sabina Spielrein: charting a path for a relational drive theory".

Dr. Valentin Balanovskiy

Kaliningrad, Russia

Ph.D., research fellow at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, chairman of the Kaliningrad Division of Russian Philosophical Society. Valentin is currently preparing an article on Spielrein's role in Jung's idea formation.

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

Warsaw, Poland

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

Madrid, Spain

 

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

Gainesville, USA

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
Stockholm, Sweden

 

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).

Kathy Sinsheimer,

Oakland, USA

 

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.   

Kenneth Granle

Chicago, USA

 

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. 

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