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Jan Assmann, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Egyptology, Heidelberg University and Honorary Professor of Cultural and Religious Studies, University of Constance. He is the recipient of many honorary doctorates and awards, including the Prix Europeen de l'Essay, the German Historians' Prize, the Thomas Mann Prize, and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Professor Assmann has authored many books on Ancient Egypt (The Mind of Egypt, Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt), cultural theory (Cultural Memory and Ancient Civilizations), the origins of monotheism (Of God and Gods), the reception of Egypt in the West (Moses the Egyptian), Thomas Mann (Thomas Mann and Ägypten: Mythos und Monotheismus in den Josephsromanen), and Mozart's Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote—Oper und Mysterium).

John Baker is Professor Emeritus of Art History at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and is an Affiliate Scholar Member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. His psychoanalytic study of subject matter in the works of American artist John Sloan was published in The Art Quarterly (Autumn, 1978). He has also served as Guest Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the National Museum of American Art (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) in Washington, D.C. His book, Henry Lee McFee and Formalist Realism in American Still Life: 1923-1936, was published by Bucknell University Press in 1987.

Pamela Cooper-White, PhD, is the Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary, New York. She was the 2013-14 Fulbright-Freud scholar of psychoanalysis and religion at the Freud Museum Vienna and the University of Vienna, and a 2019 residential scholar at the Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna. She is the author of nine [End Page 655] books including Schoenberg and the God-Idea, and Old and Dirty Gods: Religion, Antisemitism, and the Origins of Psychoanalysis.

Alistair McKnight is a psychoanalyst member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and a member of the psychotherapy training faculty at BPSI. He is in full time private practice in Cambridge, MA.

Elise Miller, PhD, is a psychoanalytic literary scholar, college writing professor, and clinician, who has published in various literary journals as well as the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, which awarded her the CORST Essay Prize in applied psychoanalysis two years in a row. Dr. Miller's current research draws upon her experiences teaching college writing, consulting with clinical authors, and leading writing groups. In addition to her scholarship, Dr. Miller is an Adjunct Associate Professor at St. Mary's College of California, where she has developed writing curriculum for students and faculty; she also teaches literature, writing, and courses on race and culture for the University of California, Berkeley Fall Program for Freshmen.

Siamak Movahedi, PhD, FIPA, is Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is training and supervising analyst, and the director of the Institute and the Doctoral Program in the Study of Psychoanalysis, Society and Culture at Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, as well as training and supervising analyst at the Ham Ava Institute of Psychotherapy, Tehran, Iran. In addition, he is the North America editor of Psychoanalytic Discourse, and author of numerous papers and chapters in books and major national and international journals in psychoanalysis, psychology, and sociology.

Diane O'Donoghue, PhD, is the Director of the Program for Public Humanities and is on the faculty of Tufts University and its Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. She is also Visiting Professor of Public Humanities at Brown University. A scholar member and on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, where she has received their Julius Silberger and Felix and Helene Deutsch Prizes, she has been the Freud [End Page 656] Fulbright Scholar in Vienna and the Erikson Scholar at the Austen Riggs Center. Her recent (2019) book, On Dangerous Ground: Freud's Visual Cultures of the Unconscious was published by Bloomsbury as part of its "Psychoanalytic Horizons" series and she is this year's recipient of the Robert S. Liebert Award, given in recognition of work in applied psychoanalysis.

Erika Schmidt, MSW, is the President of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and an adult and child psychoanalyst in private practice. She is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Chicago Institute and on the faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work. Publications include articles in the areas of child psychotherapy and child analysis. She has also written about the history of psychoanalysis, including biographical studies of Franz Alexander and Therese Benedek that contextualize their scholarly and institutional contributions within the evolving field of psychoanalysis. She is on the Steering Committee of the Psychotherapy Action Network and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Nirav Soni is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Cornell Medical College and a candidate in Adult Psychoanalysis at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Research and Training. He sees adults, adolescents, and children in his private practice in Manhattan.

Madelon Sprengnether is a poet, memoirist, and literary scholar. She is Regents Professor Emerita of the University of Minnesota. Her publications include The (M)other Tongue: Essays in Feminist Psychoanalytic Interpretation (Cornell University Press, 1985), Shakespearean Tragedy and Gender (Indiana University Press, 1996), and The Spectral Mother: Freud, Feminism and Psychoanalysis (Cornell University Press, 1990). In addition, she has published three memoirs and three collections of poetry. Her most recent books are Great River Road: Memoir and Memory (New Rivers Press, 2015), Near Solstice: Prose Poems (Holy Cow! Press, 2015), and Mourning Freud (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018). She is also a regular blogger for Psychology Today. [End Page 657]

W. Craig Tomlinson teaches at the Center for Psychoanalytic Theory and Research at Columbia University, where he is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. He serves on the board of the Sigmund Freud Archives at the Library of Congress. He has written on the history of psychoanalysis in America in the twentieth century and on the development of psychology in eighteenth-century Germany, and has published translations from the German on psychoanalysis, art, and music. [End Page 658]

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