In the new IPA’s Talk on Psychoanalysis podcast, recorded in honor of the International Women’s History Month, BPSI Member Nancy Chodorow, PhD, draws on her writings on individualizing gender and sexuality, masculinities, her research on early women psychoanalysts, and Freud’s social writings, such as Thoughts for the Times on War and Death, a set of twin essays written six months after the outbreak of World War I. Click on the player below to listen or follow this link to the podcast webpage.

Nancy Chodorow is Training and Supervising Analyst Emerita, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Lecturer Part-time in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, and Professor of Sociology Emerita, University of California, Berkeley.  At UC Berkeley, she helped to create Women’s Studies and was a co-founder of the University of California Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium.  She serves on the Holmes Commission on Racial Equality of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Research Committee of the IPA, and she was recently Advisor to the Sexual and Gender Diversities Studies Committee of the IPA.

Chodorow has written on psychoanalysis and feminism, Loewald and the Loewaldian tradition, and psyche and society, recently naming an American Independent Tradition, Intersubjective Ego Psychology, whose founding theorists are Loewald and Erikson. Her books include The Reproduction of MotheringFeminism and Psychoanalytic TheoryFemininities, Masculinities, SexualitiesThe Power of Feelings: Personal Meaning in Psychoanalysis, Gender and CultureIndividualizing Gender and Sexuality; and The Psychoanalytic Ear and the Sociological Eye: Toward an American Independent Tradition.

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