Wagner, Aleksandra

Aleksandra Wagner
PhD, Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center; License in Psychoanalysis, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP)
Assistant Professor of Sociology; Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students

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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.
Courses Taught:
  • 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)
Recent Publications:
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)
Chapters in Edith Jacobson: Life, Work, Memories (2005)
Translations include Miroslav Prstojevic, Sarajevo Survival Guide (1994) and Lebbeus Woods, War and Architecture (1993).

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