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Strozier, Charles




PhD University of Chicago
MA University of Chicago
BA Harvard University 

Charles B. Strozier has a Harvard B.A., an M.A. and a PhD from the University of Chicago, and has training as a research candidate at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and clinical psychoanalytic training at TRISP in New York City.  He is a Professor of History and the founding Director of the Center on Terrorism, John Jay College, City University of New York, and a practicing psychoanalyst in New York City.  Strozier’s most recent book, from Columbia University Press in August of 2011, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, is Until The Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City in the Words and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses.  In 2011 he also published two other edited volumes, The Psychology of Leadership (with Offer and Abdyli, Springer) and The PKK: Financial, Social and Political Connections (VDM Verlag).  In 2011 he published, along with Terman, Jones, and Boyd, The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History (Oxford, 2010).  His earlier books include a prize-winning psychological study of Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln’s Quest for Union:  A Psychological Portrait, Basic Books, 1982, revised edition in paper from Paul Dry Books, 2001, and Heinz Kohut:  The Making of a Psychoanalyst (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001), which won the Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, the Goethe Prize from the Canadian Psychoanalytic Association, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.  He is also the author of Apocalypse:  On the Psychology of Fundamentalism in America (Beacon Press, 1994, new edition 2002) and has edited, with Michael Flynn, Trauma and Self (1996), Genocide, War, and Human Survival (1996), and The Year 2000 (1997).  Strozier was the founding editor (until 1986) of The Psychohistory Review and has published scores of articles and book chapters on aspects of history and psychoanalysis.




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