Molly S. Castelloe, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in Performance Studies from New York University with a focus on theater and group psychology. She has presented on the subjects of performance and applied psychoanalysis at national symposia including the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. Her scholarly articles have appeared in international publications and refereed journals including the Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society and Clio's Psyche: Understanding the "Why" of Culture, Current Events, History, and Society. She has taught at New York University's Department of Film and Television.
As an actress, Molly appeared in the critically acclaimed film "Clean, Shaven," a story about schizophrenia. She is also proud to have worked in the first bilingual film produced in Sri Lanka.
Molly is currently a psychoanalytic candidate at The Institute for Expressive Analysis in New York City. Inspirations include performer Anna Deavere Smith, political psychologist Vamik Volkan, and pioneering psychoanalyst D. W. Winnicott.
Current research looks at history through a psychological lens. This is the field of "Psychohistory." Of special interest: group identity, the transmission of trauma across generations, processes of collective mourning and creativity.