Current Scholarly Interests

Current scholarly interests


Relationship between psychoanalysis and social and political theory

Genocide, war, collective trauma and historical memory from psychodynamic perspectives

Teaching to the unconscious

Intergenerational and collective trauma

Trauma and Ireland’s Great Hunger

Trauma and indigenous peoples: Consequences of Residential Schooling

Consequences of trauma for indigenous and other historically marginalized groups

Social and historical bases of schizophrenia and psychosis

Narratives of persons designated schizophrenic or psychotic

Therapeutic strategies for persons designated schizophrenic or psychotic

Issues in child psychotherapy

Inquiry into the formation of subjectivity, focusing particularly on psychoanalytic understandings of racial formation, and the sociopolitical and intrapsychic causes of racial hatred

Inquiry into the relationship between ideology, language, culture, and individual subject formation

Possibilities of schools as caring, reparative communities

Postcolonial theory

Bakhtinian theory

Lacanian theoryIMGP0430

Critical media studies

Education and social justice

Preparation of teachers and psychologists for urban communities that are poor and ethnically diverse

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