JULIA BOROSSA is a group analyst, IGA, London. She was previously director of the research centre and of the programmes in psychoanalysis at Middlesex University, UK. She is the editor of The New Klein-Lacan Dialogues (Routledge, 2015) Sandor Ferenczi: Selected Writings (Penguin, 1999) and (with Ivan Ward) of “Psychoanalysis, Fascism, Fundamentalism” (Psychoanalysis and History special issue, 2009), and the author of Hysteria (2001). Her work on the histories and politics of psychoanalysis has appeared in edited books and journals, including Psychoanalysis and Politics: Exclusion and the Politics of Representation (Karnac/Routledge, 2012), Nationalism and the Body Politic: Psychoanalysis and the Rise of Etnocentrism and Xenophobia (Karnac/Routledge, 2014), Traces of Violence and Freedom of Thought (Palgrave, 2017), the Oxford Literary Review, the Journal of European Studies, and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.
TORE LINNÉ ERIKSEN is Professor emeritus at Oslo Metropolitan University. His fields of interest include global history, development studies and African history, Frantz Fanon and post-colonial theory. His books include: Underutvikling (1974), David Livingstone (1985), The Political Economy of Namibia (Uppsala, Nordiska Afrikainstitutet,1985), Norway and National Liberation in Southern Africa (Uppsala, Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2000), Nelson Mandela. Et liv i Kamp mot rasisme og undertrykking (Oslo, Omnipax, 2002). In 2007 he published the book Det første folkemordet i det tjuende århundret: Namibia 1903-1908 on the Herero and Namaqua Genocide, considered the first of many genocides in the 20th century. His most recent book is a history of of the continent of Africa: Afrika. Fra de første mennesker til i dag (Cappelen Damm, 2019).
JAY FRANKEL, Ph.D., is a psychologist and psychoanalyst with a private practice in New York City. He is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Consultant, in the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, at New York University, Faculty in the Trauma Studies Program at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, in New York, Associate Editor, previously Executive Editor, of the journal Psychoanalytic Dialogues. He has written and taught on topics including trauma, identification with the aggressor, authoritarianism, the analytic relationship, the work of Sándor Ferenczi, play, child psychotherapy and relational psychoanalysis. Books include: Relational Child Psychotherapy (Other Press, 2002), co-authored with Neil Altman, Richard Briggs, Daniel Gensler, and Pasqual Pantone, and Ferenczi’s Influence on Contemporary Psychoanalytic Traditions (Routledge, 2018), co-edited with Aleksandar Dimitrijevic and Gabriele Cassullo.
SVEIN HAUGSGJERD is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst in the Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society and an author of many books, including Nytt perspektiv på psykiatrien (Pax, 1970), Jacques Lacan og psykoanalysen (Gyldendal, 1986), Kjærlighetens kraftlinjer (Pax, 2005) og Å møte psykisk smerte (Gyldendal akademisk, 2018). He has been particularly interested in psychoanalytic perspectives on psychotic conditions, and led the project Kastanjebakken (1976-82) for treatment of young patients with schizophrenia at Gaustad Hospital, under the influence of ideas from Bion and Meltzer. In 2000-2010, he taught a group of colleagues in the Stavropol region of Russia. He is currently working on a discussion of how the neoliberal social order has created new challenges for young people’s mental health. He is also interested in the contemporary debates discussion on “Freud and Marx” between Zizek, Badiou, Stavrakakis, Pavon-Cuellar, Tomsic and others.
PHILIP HEWITT is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, was a supervisor for training candidates and training therapist. He was Head of Counselling and Advisory Service at City University in London and also worked in secondary education in the UK and South Africa. As a founder member of the South East Psychotherapy Group in London he pursued an interest in providing low cost psychoanalytic psychotherapy within the community and working with the National Health Service. Since 2011 Philip has been an active member of Psychoanalysis and Politics and presented a paper in Helsinki in 2013 on aspects of his work in South Africa and in Lisbon at the Portuguese Psychoanalytic Society 2018 “Psychodynamics in Times of Austerity” a paper discussing “Austerity as a state of Mind” referring to the novel “Blindness” by José Saramago. Now retired from full time clinical practice he pursues academic interests of which Psychoanalysis and Politics is an important part.
AMAL TREACHER KABESH was Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK. Identity was a key theme in her teaching and research. She used a psychosocial studies framework, which brings together social and cultural theory and psychoanalysis, to theorise identity and its complex formation. She had a mixed-heritage (Egyptian/Muslim father and English/Christian mother) and was particularly engaged with understanding the relationship between the Middle East and the West. Her books include: Postcolonial Masculinities: Emotions, Histories, Ethics (Routledge, 2013), and Egyptian Revolutions: Identification, Repetition, Conflict (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). She edited the book Traces of Violence and Freedom of Thought (Palgrave, 2017) together with Lene Auestad. She has been on the editorial boards of Feminist Review (for 12 years) and Free Associations (for 10 years). (Amal Treacher Kabesh died in 2022, see Obituaries.)
ŽELJKA MATIJASEVIC is Full Professor in Comparative Literature at the Department of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. She is the author of five books in Croatian: Lacan: The Persistence of the Dialectics (2005); Structuring the Unconscious: Freud and Lacan (2006); An Introduction to Psychoanalysis: Oedipus, Hamlet, Jekyll/Hyde (2011); The Century of the Fragile Self: Psychoanalysis, Culture, Society (2016); Drama, drama (2020). She also wrote two literary works: Black Lymph/Green Heart: An Alternative Dictionary of the Psyche (2017), and Defences Tinged with Death: A Psychoanalytic Novel (2020). Her most recent book in English is The Borderline Culture: Intensity, Jouissance, and Death, published by Rowman & Littlefield (Lexington Books) in May 2021. She is a member of La Fondation Européenne pour la Psychanalyse. Her main interests are cultural psychoanalysis and psychosocial studies as she investigates how psychical, cultural and societal factors interact, and contribute to the formation of different personality structures in different epochs. She focuses on contemporary personality structures, and more closely she examines the ubiquitous psychiatric ‘diagnosis’ of the borderline personality disorder, exploring through psychoanalytic lenses the multiple and various factors that shape the borderline personality.
ANGELA MAUSS-HANKE is a Training analyst for adults in the German Psychoanalytical Association, DPV and groups, D3G, a psychoanalyst for adults, children and groups, with her own practice in Wolfratshausen and Munich. She is a lecturer at the Academy for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Munich and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, a member of the website editorial board of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA). 2008-2016 editor of the annual book series “International Psychoanalysis: Selected Articles from the International Journal of Psychoanalysis”. She has got numerous lectures and publications on socially relevant topics, including on the psychological presence of nuclear power (2011), on translation processes (2015) and on impulses for revenge and retaliation (2018).
JONATHAN SKLAR is a training analyst in the British Psychoanalytical Society and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatry. He has lectured, supervised and taught in the Serbian, Moscow, Polish, Czech, Romanian and Croatian Analytic Societies as well as the Psychoanalytic Institute of Eastern Europe (PIEE). Since 2008, he has taught psychoanalysts and psychotherapists termly in Chicago. For several years, he taught a course on the work of Sándor Ferenczi on the Psychoanalytic MSc at University College London. Other subjects of his writing and teaching include trauma, regression, psychosomatics, psychosis, and psychoanalytic assessment. He is an honorary member of the Psychoanalytical Society of Serbia and the South African Psychoanalytical Association. Books include: Landscapes of the Dark: History, Trauma, Psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2011), Balint Matters: Psychosomatics and the Art of Assessment (Karnac, 2017) and Dark Times: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Politics, History, and Mourning (Phoenix, 2018).