Molly S. Castelloe, Ph.D., holds a doctorate from New York University in theater and psychoanalysis. 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. Awards include the Gradiva prize (2016). She has been on the faculty at New York University, University of Connecticut and presently teaches Empowerment Through the Arts at Metropolitan College of New York.
As an actress, Molly appeared in the critically acclaimed film "Clean, Shaven," a story about schizophrenia. She is proud to have been among the ensemble that made the first bilingual film in Sri Lanka. Inspirations include performer Anna Deavere Smith, political psychologist Vamik Volkan, and pioneering pediatrician D. W. Winnicott.