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Klara Naszkowska, PhD is a Polish Jewish research scholar, educator, writer, and organizer. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship at Union Theological Seminary in New York and the Founding Director of the International Association for Spielrein Studies ( 


Naszkowska is a cultural historian of Jewish East–Central and Eastern European women, working in the fields of gender and women’s history, and emigration studies. She is currently completing her research on the diaspora of Jewish East–Central and Eastern European female mental–health professionals in the U.S., writing a narrative nonfiction book, Clara Happel, Judaism, and Psychoanalysis in America: Memory, History, and Interpretation (Routledge Press, 2024), and editing a book on the foremothers of psychoanalysis (Routledge Press, 2023).


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