Celicia Taiana is assistant professor in the School of Social Work, where she was also an Instructor while completing her Ph.D. program in Psychology (1992-2002). Her main research interest has involved mapping the transatlantic migration and emergence of psychological and psychoanalytical discourses in Argentina in the first half of the twentieth century. Her chapter, “Transatlantic Migration of the Disciplines of the Mind: An Examination of the Reception of Wundt’s and Freud’s Theories in Argentina,” is published in Internationalizing the History of Psychology (2006), a book nominated by the American Psychological Association for an award as the best history of psychology book published in 2006. Another article, “The Emergence of Freud’s Theories in Argentina: Towards a Comparison with the US,” in the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis (CPJ), is the only article published in English or Spanish that compares Argentina and the US, two countries where psychoanalysis was successfully established during the twentieth century. She is currently involved in a major research project that will result in a monograph, titled Ontologies at war: The disappearance, incarceration and exile of psychologists/psychoanalysts during the last Argentinean dictatorship (1976-83) (Palgrave McMillan in 2009). Recently, she became an honorary member of the Advisory Committee for Ethics in Research at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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