Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D.

Molly S. Castelloe, Ph.D., holds a doctorate from New York University in theater and psychology.  Her documentary film, Vamik's Room, garnered the Gradiva Award. The film tells about the life and work of 5-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Vamik Volkan, who has developed revolutionary ideas about diplomacy, group psychology and conflict resolution based on his international field work over the last 40 years in the Middle East, Estonia, Latvia, the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Kuwait, Albania, The Republic of Georgia, South Ossetia, and elsewhere.

Molly 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 presently teaches Empowerment Through the Arts at Metropolitan College of New York and is a candidate at The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis

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The Me in We

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.

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