PhD, Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center; License in Psychoanalysis, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP)
Assistant Professor, The New School for Public EngagementMedia Contact Information:Areas of Expertise:
Forgiveness, shame, social history of psychoanalysis
Aleksandra Wagner is a member of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. Before coming to The New School, she taught sociology at the College of Staten Island and Hunter College (CUNY) and worked as a freelance translator of Croatian- and Slovenian-language texts. She is a member of the editorial boards of the Psychoanalytic Review and The Discourse of Sociological Practice, an editorial reader for the International Forum of Psychoanalysis, and a curriculum advisor for the Harlem Family Institute.
- A Sociology of Forgiveness
- Social Dimensions of Shame
- Identity and Social Theory
- What Is a Cure?
- Psychoanalysis: An Urban Experience
- Psychoanalysis and the Secular Subject
- Confronting Objectivity: New Perspectives on Social Sciences (online)
- Culture and Globalization (online)
- Manhattan on the Couch (with Mark Morris, Cornell University, NYC campus, summer 2010)
- A History of Psychoanalytic Thought (NPAP)
Special issue of the Psychoanalytic Review on Italian psychoanalysis; chapter on shame in Susan J. Matt and Peter N. Stearns, ed., Doing Emotions History (forthcoming, University of Illinois Press); Considering Forgiveness (2009) (editor); special issue of the magazine Cabinet on shame (2008) (editor, author); The Edinburgh International Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis (2006) (executive editor, author); and chapters in Edith Jacobson: Life, Work, Memories (2005). Translations include Miroslav Prstojevic, Sarajevo Survival Guide (1994) and Lebbeus Woods, War and Architecture (1993).