Presentations
- May 7, 2011: Bard College, Bard Palestinian Youth Initiative: “Culture Shock!”
- April 4, 2011. American Psychological Association Division 39 Annual Spring Meeting, New York City . “Primitive pasts, civilizing practices: From racialized lives to race in psychoanalytic theory.” Invited Panel: Psychoanalysis Used to Be Civilized, Now it's Primitive; Have We Regressed? Lewis Aron, Ph.D., Celia Brickman, Ph.D., Kimberlyn Leary, Ph.D., MPA, Karen Starr, Psy.D.
- March 3 – 5, 2010. Panel member, Religion and Relationships, conference sponsored by Northwestern University, Department of Religious Studies.
- October 26, 2008. American Academy of Religion; Psychology, Culture and Religion Group. Respondant for panel on Mourning Religion: Method, Meaning, and Identity in a Post-Modern World edited by Diane Jonte-Pace, William Parsons, Susan E. Henking (Virginia University Press).
- Octoer 5, 2008. Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis & the Spertus Institute: “Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Jewish Religious Thought.,” as part of conference on Judaism and Psychoanalysis: A Continuing Dialogue.
- February 9, 2008. The Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis. “The History of the Relationship between Religion and Psychotherapy.” as part of panel on Religion and Psychotherapy: Collaboration or Conflict?
- November 4, 2007. University of Chicago Rockefeller Chapel Annual Memorial Address.
- October 26-27, 2007. University of Chicago Divinity School, conference on “Mourning and Religion.” Grant securer, coordinator, presenter and respondent. (see http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/conferences/mourning/index.shtml )
- August 16, 2006. Psychiatry Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland: “Paradigms for Thinking about Psychological Functions of Religion”.
- April 8, 2005. University of Chicago Divinity School conference, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Contemporary Reflections on the Body: “Desire: Public, Private, Divine?”
- January 18, 2005. University of Chicago Divinity School panelist with Françoise Meltzer and Amy Hollywood, "Religion and Psychoanalysis: A Discussion on Race and Gender."
- November 19, 2004: American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas: panel discussion of Aboriginal Populations in the Mind, with David Carrasco, Harvard University; James W. Jones, Rutgers University, Diane Jonte-Pace, Santa Clara University.
- June 26, 2004: 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, San Francisco: “Race in Psychoanalysis: The Colonialist Legacy of Freud’s Thought.”
- March 29, 2004. New York University, Gallatin School, Interdisciplinary Humanities Colloquium on Psychoanalysis and Cultural Identifications: “Aboriginal Populations in the Mind.”
- December 1, 2003, Ohio State University, Department of Comparative Studies: “Religion and Psychoanalysis: Postcolonial Reconsiderations.”
- October 22, 2003, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis: “What’s the Difference? Race and Gender In Freud’s Work.”
- February 7, 2003, University of Ottawa: “Religion and Psychoanalysis: Postcolonial Reconsiderations.”
- May 3 & 31, 2002, The Samaritan Institute, Wilmette IL: “The Dream of a Common Language: Religious Plurality and the Practice of Psychotherapy.”
- April 20, 2002, The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis: “Self and Other in Psychoanalytic Views of Religion.
- November 11, 2001, Rutgers University, Seventh Annual Conference on Psychoanalysis and Social Change, sponsored by the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society and the Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture: “The Colonialist Heritage of Psychoanalytic Thought.”
- October 27, 2001, Johns Hopkins University, Program for Comparative American Cultures, W.E.B. Du Bois Seminar on Psychoanalysis and the African American Subject/Psychoanalysis and Race, with Hortense Spillers and Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks. “Psychologies of Enthrallment: Race, Gender, and Primitivity in the Work of Sigmund Freud.”
- February 27, 2001, Yale University: “Primitive Encounters: Religion, Psychoanalysis and the Question of Race,” Religious Studies Department.
- November 11, 2000, Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self: “Self and Other in the Psychoanalytic Approach to Religion.”
- November 19, 1999, American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Person, Culture and Religion Group, panelist: “African American Pastoral Care.”
- November 20, 1998, American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Person Culture and Religion Group: “Race and Religion in Psychoanalysis.”
- October 6, 1998, University of Chicago: “Psychoanalysis and Race: The Question of the Primitive,” presented to the Culture, Life Course and Mental Health Workshop.
- March 1996, Center for Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago: “Psychoanalysis, Religion & the Practice of Psychotherapy in the 1990’s,” introductory address presented at the 30th Anniversary Conference.
- June 1995, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis: “Disguise and Disclosure: Psychoanalysis and Religion in Paul Ricoeur’s Freud and Philosophy.”

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