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    Aleksandra Wagner

    Assistant Professor of Sociology


    Aleksandra Wagner holds a PhD in Sociology from CUNY Graduate Center, where she also completed the Women’s Studies Certificate Program. She holds a BA in Musicology and a BA in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from the University of Sarajevo and is a licensed psychoanalyst and member of The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. Her interests, and her dissertation, focus on the social history of psychoanalysis in the United States. Before coming to The New School, where she presently teaches "Sociology of Forgiveness," "Social Dimensions of Shame," and "Making Science, Writing Life"-she taught sociology at the College of Staten Island and Hunter College (CUNY). She is a member of the editorial boards of The Psychoanalytic Review and Discourse of Sociological Practice. Recent publications include The Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis (Edinburgh University Press, 2006, Executive Editor) and chapters in the edited volume, Edith Jacobson: Life, Work, Memories (Psychosozial Verlag, 2005).

    Current Courses:

    An Arc for an Archive

    Confronting Objectivity (Spring 2019)

    Identity & Social Theory (Spring 2020)

    Pathways to Learning

    Sociology of Forgiveness (Open Campus)

    Sociology of Forgiveness