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Sabina Spielrein

Sabina Spielrein was one of the first female psychoanalysts, “invented” child psychology, and innovated some of the most famous concepts now attributed to Jung and Freud.So why don’t we know her name? Learn how an accident of translation (and some sexism and antisemitism on the side) erased this powerhouse from our bookshelves and our classrooms — and why it’s more than time to bring her back!

Our guest is Dr. Angela Sells, author of Sabina Spielrein: The Woman and the Myth.


Dr Sells has generously shared her Timeline of Events in Spielrein’s life with our readers.




A woman looks off camera to the left, smilingAngela Sells, PhD, is a women’s studies professor at Sierra College and Meridian University in Northern California. She is the co-founder of the Open Book Press, Chair of Goddess Studies for the American Academy of Religion’s Western Region, and a book reviewer for the Journal of Popular Culture. Her book, Sabina Spielrein: The Woman and the Myth, was published by the State University of New York Press in 2017.

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