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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

2011 Visiting Professor - Nancy Chodorow, Ph.D.

About the Visiting Professor


Dr. Nancy Chodorow is Training and Supervising Analyst at Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Society, and Faculty at San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. She is Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Sociology Emerita and Clinical Faculty in Psychology Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. Her books include The Reproduction of Mothering (1978; 2nd edition 1999), winner of the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association; Feminism and Psychoanalytic Theory (1989); Femininities, Masculinities, Sexualities: Freud and Beyond (1994); and The Power of Feelings: Personal Meaning in Psychoanalysis, Gender, and Culture (1999), which won the Bryce Boyer Prize from the Society for Psychological Anthropology. Individualizing Gender and Sexuality: Theory and Practice will appear later in 2011. She is author of articles on comparative psychoanalytic theory and technique, Loewald and the Loewaldian tradition, sexuality, the psychology of women, and gender. In January, 2010, she gave the plenary address at the Meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association, entitled, "Beyond the dyad: Individual psychology, social world," which appeared in Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 58, 2.

Dr. Chodorow has been Book Review Editor for North America of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, is Consulting Editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and is active in the American Psychoanalytic Association, where she is on the Program Committee, chairs a Two-day Clinical Workshop, and is a frequent panel participant and organizer. Recently chaired panels include “The Loewaldian Legacy” (January, 2008), and “Bending the Frame and Judgment Calls in Everyday Practice” (January, 2009). In June 2011, she will chair "Analytic listening and the five senses." In summer 2009, she was panel organizer and presenter at the panel, "Independent Traditions and Middle Groups" at the Meetings of the International Psychoanalytical Association. Recent presentations in non-psychoanalytic forums include "Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Law and the Humanities," at Yale University School of Law, May, 2009 and the symposium, "Transforming Psychology: Nancy Chodorow and Carol Gilligan," at Columbia University Humanities Center, November, 2009.

Dr.Chodorow was featured in a “Meet the Analyst” forum at the Meetings of the International Psychoanalytic Association in August, 2007. In June, 2007 she received the Traveling Woman Scholar Award of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and in 2004 she was Honoree of the American Psychoanalytic Association Committee on Research and Special Training. In 2000 she received the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Women and Psychoanalysis of the Women, Gender and Psychoanalysis Section of Division 39. She has held fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. Dr. Chodorow is in private practice in Cambridge, MA.