Lainie Goldwert | Part Time Lecturer | The New School for Public Engagement
  • Faculty

    Lainie Goldwert

    Part Time Lecturer

    Ilaina Goldwert holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Psychological Anthropology from the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the relationship between culture and psychology, particularly the dynamic between therapeutic processes and sociocultural context. Her doctoral dissertation demonstrated how contemporary yoga therapy in the United States works as a cultural practice, locating its effects at the intersection of body practice, sensory experience, and self-understandings. Her other research and clinical interests include clinical ethnography and medicalization; culture, gender, and emotion; and progressive psychoanalysis.

    Dr. Goldwert is a practicing psychodynamic psychotherapist. She also holds an MFA in Poetry at The New School. She is a member of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Medical Anthropology.

    Courses Taught

    Cross-Cultural Psychology; Fundamentals of Psychology