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Professor Stephen Frosh

Stephen Frosh, B.A. (Sussex), M.Phil., Ph.D. (Lond)
Professor of Psychology and Pro-Vice-Master


Academic background

  • Stephen Frosh has worked at Birkbeck from 1979, first in the School of Psychology and since 2008 in the Department of Psychosocial Studies, of which he was a founding member and first Head of Department. From 1982 until 2000 he worked part time at Birkbeck and part time as a clinical psychologist in the NHS. Throughout the 1990s he was Consultant Clinical Psychologist and (from 1996) Vice Dean in the Child and Family Department of the Tavistock Clinic, London. His academic interests are in the applications of psychoanalysis to social issues; gender, culture and ‘race’; and psychosocial studies. Since 2003 he has been Pro-Vice-Master of Birkbeck, first with responsibility for Learning and Teaching and then for Research.

Research and teaching


  • My academic work has focused on helping to establish the new discipline of psychosocial studies, especially through considering the psychological, social and cultural applications of psychoanalytic theory. My writing pays particular attention to issues of gender and identity and of their relationship to developments in social life, and more recently to questions of otherness and racist hate. Work on masculinities, child sexual abuse, antisemitism, postmodernism, family therapy and psychoanalytic theory has all derived from these central themes. Several books in the last few years reflect different aspects of my research. Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic (2010) explores the impact psychoanalysis has had on social and cultural theory and research. It has chapters that deal with literature, social identities, ethics, politics and psychosocial studies and argues that psychoanalysis continues to contribute importantly to critical social and psychosocial studies, but only for as long as it can remain open to critique itself. For and Against Psychoanalysis, which appeared in a second edition in 2006, has received wide recognition as a major contribution to debates on the standing of psychoanalysis. An earlier book presenting the social implications of psychoanalytic theory, The Politics of Psychoanalysis, was published in a completely revised second edition in 1999. Hate and the Jewish Science (2005) explores the legacies of Jewish identity and anti-Semitism within psychoanalysis, including an examination of the psychoanalytic movement in Germany during and after the Nazi period as well as a critical study of psychoanalytic theories of anti-Semitism. After Words (2002) is a collection of essays on masculinity, psychotherapy and discursive psychology; and Key Concepts in Psychoanalysis is a more introductory work (for the British Library) including concise essays on some major psychoanalytic ideas. My short book Feelings, published in March 2011, presents a psychoanalytic perspective on how feelings are created, expressed and denied. A book aimed at students wishing to understand some of the complexities of psychoanalytic thinking, A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory, was published by Palgrave in May 2012. Finally, a series I am co-editing for Palgrave, Studies in the Psychosocial, was launched at the beginning of 2013 with my own new book, Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions. This uses the idea of haunting to explore how identities, beliefs, intimacies and hatreds are transmitted across generations and between people. It deals with the secrets that pass down the generations, the ‘pull’ of the past, and the communication from one person to another of affects, thoughts and impulses. I have also been involved in empirical research from within the new field of psychosocial studies. Young Masculinities (2002, jointly with Ann Phoenix and Rob Pattman) describes a research project with teenage boys in London schools, focusing on the issues facing these boys in their families, peer contexts and schools. Critical Narrative Analysis (2004, with Peter Emerson – revised edition 2009) provides an account of this mode of qualitative research, applied here particularly to research with sexually abusive boys. Many of my PhD students have used the methodology we developed in this book.

Research interests

  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychosocial research methods
  • Relational ethics
  • Social identities
  • Masculinities


  • I am currently Programme Director of the MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy; the PGDip in Group Analytic Studies and the MSc in Group Analysis.
  • I teach on the Core Modules of MA Psychosocial Studies and MA Psychoanalysis, History and Culture and supervise masters students across all our academic masters programmes.


  • My PhD students work in theoretical and empirical aspects of psychosocial studies. I have supervised the following students through to successful completion of their PhDs:
  • Moshkovitz, Y. What do we talk about when we talk about ‘national identity’? Jewish-Israelis in Britain negotiating ‘national identity’ between Zionist ideology and diasporic reality. Awarded January 2014.
  • Somay, B. L’Orient N’Existe Pas: The Oriental Transvestite in Transition. Awarded November 2013.
  • Piotrowska, A. Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film. Awarded October 2012.
  • Jivaji, G. Being Good at Maths: A Precarious Occupation. Awarded April 2011.
  • Gower, N. Parenting Adult Children: A Qualitative Study of Narratives of Intergenerational Attachment. Awarded April 2011.
  • Tanyas, B. Narratives of Migration: Young Turkish Identities in the United Kingdom. Awarded July 2010.
  • Griffiths, P. Holocaust Testimony as a Form of Remembrance. Awarded December 2009
  • Simai, S. In the Shadow of the Oppressor: A psychopolitical study of subordination and resistance. Awarded July 2008.
  • Frost, N. Taking the other out of mother: the transition to second-time motherhood. Awarded November 2006
  • Young, L. 'Doing brother' and the construction of masculinity: A psychosocial study Awarded September 2006
  • Baraitser, L. One, two, infinity: ethics and the undoing of maternity Awarded January 2006
  • Jeffcote, N. Making Sense: How forensic mental health staff understand the demands and experiences of their work Awarded January 2006
  • Stavrou, S. Pedagogy and Gender in Greek Cypriot Society: The Role of Schoolbooks in the Implicit Teaching of GenderAwarded April 2005
  • Eslava, C. The Impact of Migration on Colombian Asylum-Seeking Families. Awarded September 2004
  • Bennett, J. (Dis)ordering Motherhood: Mothering a Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Awarded February/March 2004
  • Nel, P.  Emerging Family Therapist Identities: At the Intersection of Professional and Personal Narratives Awarded February 2004
  • Pekki-Erikkila, S. Personal Values and Value Conflicts in the Work Environment: A Study of Subjective Experiences Awarded January 2003
  • Stancombe, J. Family Therapy as Narrative: The Management of Blame and Responsibility Awarded January 2003
  • Jalas, K. Psychoanalysis and Lesbian ‘Masculinity’: A Theoretical Study Awarded November 2002
  • McGee, C. The Survival Strategies of Women in Rape Situations Awarded August 2002
  • Sleyster, E. The Roles of a Consultant During Consultation Awarded February 2002
  • Tibbles, P. The Construction of Self in Psychopathology and the Influence of Psychotherapeutic Intervention Awarded December 2001
  • Mackay, S. Ideology: the Social Imaginary and Narcissistic Tendencies in Organisations Awarded February 2001
  • Emerson, P. Narrative Analysis and Abusive Masculinity: An Approach to Researching Boys who Sexually Abuse other ChildrenAwarded April 2000
  • Kapur, R. The Effects of Different Styles of Interpretation on the State of Mind of the Patient in Individual PsychotherapyAwarded September 1998
  • Abela, A. Marital Conflict in Malta Awarded February 1998
  • Taylor, A. Parental Attachment and Adjustment to College for Adolescent Students in Further Education Awarded September 1997
  • Gil-del-Real, A. Surviving Cancer: Styles of Human Adaptation. Awarded June 1996.
  • Timmann, S. Psychoanalysis as a Profession and its Approach to Behaviour in Organisations. Awarded February 1994.
  • Moore, K. Therapeutic Needs of Sexually Abused Children. Awarded May 1991.



  • Frosh, S. (2013) Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions. London: Palgrave.
  • Frosh, S. (2012) A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory. London: Palgrave.
  • Frosh, S. (2011) Feelings. London: Routledge.
  • Frosh, S. (2010) Psychoanalysis outside the Clinic: Interventions in Psychosocial Studies. London: Palgrave.
  • Frosh, S. (2006) For and Against Psychoanalysis –Second Edition. London: Routledge. (Polish translation Psychoanaliza Za I Przeciw, Warsaw: Oficyna Igenium, 2011).
  • Frosh, S. (2005) Hate and the Jewish Science: Anti-Semitism, Nazism and Psychoanalysis. London: Palgrave
  • Emerson, P. and Frosh, S. (2004) Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology: A Guide to Practice. London: Palgrave. (Revised edition 2009)
  • Frosh, S. (2002) Key Concepts in Psychoanalysis. London: The British Library; New York: New York University Press.
  • Frosh, S. (2002) After Words: The Personal in Gender, Culture and Psychotherapy. London: Palgrave.
  • Frosh, S., Phoenix, A. and Pattman, R. (2002) Young Masculinities: Understanding Boys in Contemporary Society. London: Palgrave.
  • Frosh, S. (1999) The Politics of Psychoanalysis: An Introduction to Freudian and Post-Freudian Theory -Second Edition.London: Macmillan.
  • Frosh, S. (1997) For and Against Psychoanalysis. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Frosh, S. (1994) Sexual Difference: Masculinity and Psychoanalysis. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Glaser, D. & Frosh, S. (1993) Child Sexual Abuse -Second Edition. London: BASW/Macmillan; Toronto: Toronto University Press; Polish translation, Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Lekaeskie PZWL, 1995.
  • Frosh, S. (1991) Identity Crisis: Modernity, Psychoanalysis and the Self. London: Macmillan; New York: Routledge.
  • Frosh, S. (1989) Psychoanalysis and Psychology: Minding the Gap. London: Macmillan; New York: New York University Press.
  • Glaser, D. & Frosh, S. (1988) Child Sexual Abuse. London: BASW/Macmillan.
  • Frosh, S. (1987) The Politics of Psychoanalysis: An Introduction to Freudian and Post-Freudian Theory. London: Macmillan.
  • Banton, R., Clifford, P., Frosh, S., Lousada, J. & Rosenthall, J. (1985) The Politics of Mental Health. London: Macmillan.

Edited collections

  • Roseneil, S. and Frosh, S. (eds) (2012) Social Research after the Cultural Turn. London: Palgrave.
  • Burman, E. and Frosh, S. (2005) Group Analysis 38. Special Issue ‘New Currents in Contemporary Social Theory and Implications for Group-Analytic Theory and Practice’.
  • Elliott, A. and Frosh, S. (1995) Psychoanalysis in Contexts: Paths between Theory and Modern Culture. London: Routledge.
  • Powell, G., Young, R. and Frosh, S. (1993) Curriculum in Clinical Psychology. Leicester: British Psychological Society.

Journal articles

  • Frosh, S. (2013) Psychoanalysis, Colonialism, Racism. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 33,141-154.
  • Frosh, S. (2012) Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmission. American Imago, 69, 241–264.
  • Frosh, S. (2012) Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Revolutions in Subjectivity. Subjectivity, 5, 228-234.
  • Frosh, S. (2011) The Relational Ethics of Conflict and Identity. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. 16, 225–243.
  • Frosh, S. (2011) Psychoanalysis, Antisemitism and the Miser. New Formations, 72, 94-106.Frosh, S. (2010) Psychosocial Textuality: Religious Identities and Textual Constructions. Subjectivity, 3, 426–441.
  • Saville Young, L. And Frosh, S. (2010) ‘And where were your brothers in all this?’:  A Psychosocial Approach to Texts on ‘Brothering’ Qualitative Research, 10, 511-531
  • Saville Young, L. and Frosh, S. (2009) Discourse and Psychoanalysis: Translating Concepts into ‘Fragmenting’ Methodology.Psychology in Society 38, 1-16
  • Frosh, S. (2009) Where did Class Go? Psychoanalysis and Social Identities. Sitegeist, 3, 99-116
  • Frosh, S. (2009) Promised Land or Permitted Land: a Consideration of Jewish Fundamentalism in the light of Levinasian Ethics.Psychoanalysis and History, 11, 209-224
  • Frosh, S. and Baraitser, L. (2008) Psychoanalysis and Psychosocial Studies. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 13, 346–365
  • Frosh, S. (2008) On Negative Critique: A Reply Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 13, 416–422
  • Frosh, S. (2008) Desire, Demand and Psychotherapy: On Large Groups and Neighbours Psychotherapy and Politics International, 6, 185-197
  • Frosh, S. (2008) Elementals and Affects or On Making Contact with Others Subjectivity, 24, 314-324
  • Frosh, S. (2008) Freud and Jewish Identity. Theory and Psychology, 18, 167-178
  • Frosh, S. and Baraitser, L. (2008) Marginalia. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 5, 68-77
  • Baraitser, L. and Frosh, S. (2007) Affect and Encounter in Psychoanalysis. Critical Psychology, 21, 76-93.
  • Frosh, S. (2007) Disintegrating Qualitative Research Theory and Psychology, 17, 635–653
  • Frosh, S. (2007) Facing Political Truths. Psychotherapy and Politics International, 5, 29-36
  • Frosh, S. (2006) Melancholy without the Other Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 7, 363-378
  • Pattman, R., Frosh, S. and Phoenix, A. (2005) Constructing and Experiencing Boyhoods in Research in London Gender and Education, 17, 555-561
  • Frosh, S., Phoenix, A. and Pattman, R. (2005) Struggling towards Manhood: Narratives of Homophobia and Fathering British Journal of Psychotherapy, 22, 37-56. Reprinted in J. Budde and I. Mammes (eds) (2009) Jungenforschung Empirisch: Zwischen Schule, männlichem Habitus und Peerkultur Wiesbaden: Verlag für Socialwissenschaften
  • Frosh, S., Loewenthal, C., Lindsey, C. and Spitzer, E. (2005) Prevalence of Emotional and Behavioural Disorders among Strictly Orthodox Jewish Children in London Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 10, 351-368
  • Frosh, S. (2005) Fragments of Jewish Identity American Imago, 62, 179-192
  • Frosh, S. (2005) Jung and the Nazis: Some Implications for Psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis and History, 7, 253-271
  • Frosh, S. and Emerson, P. (2005) Interpretation and Over-Interpretation: Disputing the Meaning of Texts Qualitative Research, 5, 307-324
  • Abela, A., Frosh, S. and Dowling, E. (2005) Uncovering beliefs embedded in the culture and its implications for practice: The case of Maltese married couples Journal of Family Therapy 27, 3-23
  • Frosh, S. (2004) Freud, Psychoanalysis and Anti-Semitism The Psychoanalytic Review, 91, 309-330
  • Frosh, S. (2004) Echoes of the Ordinary: Commentary on conversation between Nick Hornby and Simon Thomas  Psychology and Psychotherapy, 77, 181-184.
  • Frosh, S. (2004) The Voice of the Dead: Commentary on The Voice, Language and the Gendered Self, by Cornelia St JohnStudies in Gender and Sexuality, 5, 443-457
  • Frosh, S. and Baraitser, L. (2003) Thinking, Recognition and Otherness. The Psychoanalytic Review, 90 771‑789
  • Frosh, S. (2003) Psychosocial Studies and Psychology: Is a Critical Approach Emerging? Human Relations, 56, 1547-1567
  • Frosh, S. (2003) Psychoanalysis, Nazism and ‘Jewish Science’. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 84, 1315-1332
  • Frosh, S., Phoenix, A. and Pattman, R. (2003) Taking a Stand: Using Psychoanalysis to Explore the Positioning of Subjects in Discourse British Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 39-53
  • Lindsey, C., Frosh, S., Loewenthal, C. and Spitzer, E. (2003) Prevalence of Emotional and Behavioural Disorders among Strictly Orthodox Jewish Pre-school Children in London. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 8, 459-472
  • Phoenix, A., Frosh, S. and Pattman, R. (2003) Producing contradictory masculine subject positions: Producing narratives of threat, homophobia and bullying in 11-14 year old boys. Journal of Social Issues, 59, 179-195
  • Frosh, S. (2003) Psychoanalysis and the Politics of Psychotherapy. International Journal of Critical Psychology, 7, 155-158
  • Frosh, S. (2002) The Other American Imago, 59, 389-407
  • Frosh, S. (2002) Enjoyment, Bigotry, Discourse and Cognition British Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 189-193
  • Phoenix, A., Frosh S. and Pattman, R. (2002) Como se Negocia una Posicion de Sujeto Intermedia Nomadas, 16, 28-39
  • Frosh, S. (2001) On Reason, Discourse and Fantasy American Imago, 58, 627-647
  • Emerson, P. and Frosh, S. (2001) Young Masculinities and Sexual Abuse: Research Contestations International Journal of Critical Psychology, 3, 72-93
  • Phoenix, A. and Frosh, S. (2001) Positioned by ‘Hegemonic’ Masculinities: A Study of London Boys’ Narratives of IdentityAustralian Psychologist, 36, 27-35
  • Frosh, S. (2001) Freud and Jewish Dreaming. Psychoanalysis and History, 3, 18-27
  • Frosh, S. (2001) Things that can’t be said: Psychoanalysis and the Limits of Language. International Journal of Critical Psychology, 1, 28-46
  • Frosh, S., Phoenix, A. and Pattman, R. (2000) ‘But It's Racism I really Hate’: Young Masculinities, Racism and PsychoanalysisPsychoanalytic Psychology, 17, 225-242
  • Frosh, S. (1999) What is Outside Discourse? Psychoanalytic Studies, 1, 381-390
  • Burck, C., Frosh, S., Strickland-Clark, L. and Morgan, K. (1998) The Process of Enabling Change: a study of therapist interventions in family therapy. Journal of Family Therapy, 20, 253-268
  • Pattman, R., Frosh, S. and Phoenix, A. (1998) Lads, Machos and Others: Developing 'Boy-Centred' Research. Journal of Youth Studies, 1,  125-142
  • Frosh, S. (1997) Fundamentalism, Gender and Family Therapy. Journal of Family Therapy, 19, 417-430
  • Frosh, S. (1997) Psychoanalytic Challenges: A Contribution to the New Sexual Agenda. Human Relations, 50 , 229-239
  • Frosh, S. (1997) Masculinity, Rationality and Family Therapy. Systems Practice 10, 179-190
  • Frosh, S., Burck, C., Strickland-Clark, L. and Morgan, K. (1996) Engaging with Change: A Process Study of Family Therapy.Journal of Family Therapy, 18, 141-162
  • Frosh, S. (1995) Postmodernism versus Psychotherapy. Journal of Family Therapy, 17, 175-190
  • Burck, C. and Frosh, S. (1995) Research Process and Gendered Reflexivity. Human Systems, 5, 109-122
  • Frosh, S. (1992) The Underlying Cause: A Review. Human Relations, 45, 875-882
  • Frosh, S. (1991) The Semantics of Therapeutic Change. Journal of Family Therapy, 13, 171-186.
  • Frosh, S. (1991) Psychoanalysis, Psychosis and Postmodernism. Human Relations, 44, 93-104
  • Frosh, S. (1989) On Narcissism. Free Associations 18, 22-48
  • Frosh, S. (1989) Melting into Air: Psychoanalysis and Social Experience. Free Associations, 16, 7-30
  • Frosh, S. (1988) Surplus Humanism and Healing Power. Free Associations 14, 39-56
  • Frosh, S. (1988) No Man's Land? The Role of Men Working with Sexually Abused Children. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 16, 1-10
  • Frosh, S. (1987) Issues for Men Working with Sexually Abused Children. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 3, 332-339
  • Frosh, S. (1986) Beyond the Analytic Attitude: Radical Aims and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Free Associations ,7, 38-58
  • Frosh, S. & Callias, M. (1980) Social Skills Training in an Infant School Setting. Behavioural Psychotherapy, 9, 69-79

Chapters in edited books

  • Frosh, S. (forthcoming) The Freudian Century. In L. Marcus and A. Mukherjee (eds) The Oxford Companion to Literature and Psychoanalysis. Oxford: Blackwells.
  • Frosh, S. (2013) Melancholic Subjectivity. In R. Tafarodi (ed) Subjectivity in the 21st Century: Psychological, Sociological and Political Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Frosh, S. (2013) Disintegrating Narrative Research with Lacan. In I. Parker and D. Pavón-Cuéllar (eds) Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Psychoanalytic Approaches to Textual Indeterminacy. London: Routledge
  • Frosh, S. (2013) Keeping Cool in Thinking and Psychotherapy. In C. Burck, S. Barratt and E. Kavner (eds) Positions and Polarities in Contemporary Systemic Practice: The Legacy of David Campbell. London: Karnac
  • Frosh, S. and Willig, C. (2012) A Conversation with Professor Stephen Frosh. In C. Willig, Qualitative Interpretation and Analysis in Psychology. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill
  • Frosh, S. (2012) The Re-Enactment of Denial. In A. Gulerce (ed) Re(con)figuring Psychoanalysis: Critical Juxtapositions of the Philosophical, the Sociohistorical and the Political. London: Palgrave
  • Frosh, S. (2012) Psychoanalysis, Antisemitism and the Miser. In D. Bennett (ed) Loaded Subjects: Psychoanalysis, Money and the Global Financial Crisis. London: Lawrence and Wisehart (reprint of Frosh, S. (2011) Psychoanalysis, Antisemitism and the Miser. New Formations, 72, 94-106.)
  • Frosh, S. (2012) Psychoanalysis after the Turn: relationality, ontology and ethics. In S. Roseneil and S. Frosh (eds) Social Research after the Cultural Turn. London: Palgrave
  • Frosh, S. (2011) Identity after Psychoanalysis. In A. Elliott (ed) The Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies. London: Routledge
  • Frosh, S. and Saville Young, L. (2011) Using Psychoanalytic Methodology in Psychosocial Research: Researching Brothers. In J. Mason and A. Dale (eds) Understanding Social Research: Thinking Creatively about Method. London: Sage
  • Frosh, S. (2010) ‘Foreignness is the quality which the Jews and one’s own instincts have in common’: Anti-Semitism, Identity and the Other. In L. Aron and L. Henik (eds) Answering a Question with a Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought. Boston: Academic Studies Press.
  • Frosh, S. (2010) Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Identity: From Ego to Ethics. In M. Wetherell and C. Mohanty (eds) The Sage Handbook of Identities. London: Sage
  • Frosh, S. (2010) Foreword. In Navaro, L., Friedman, R. and Schwartzberg, L. (eds) Desire, Passion and Gender: Clinical Implications. NY: Nova Science Publisher
  • Frosh, S. (2009) Everyone Longs for a Master: Lacan and 1968. In G. Bhambra and I. Demir (eds) 1968 in Retrospect: History, Politics, Alterity. London: Palgrave
  • Frosh, S. (2009) What does the Other Want? In C. Flaskas and D. Pocock (eds) Systems And Psychoanalysis: Contemporary Integrations In Family Therapy. London: Karnac
  • Frosh, S. and Baraitser, L. (2009) Goodbye to Identity? In A. Elliott and P. du Gay (eds) Identity in Question. London: Sage
  • Frosh, S. and Young, L. (2008) Psychoanalytic Approaches to Qualitative Psychology. In C. Willig and W. Stainton-Rogers, The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology. London: Sage
  • Frosh, S. (2007) Another Repressed Returns: The Re-Branding of German Psychoanalysis. In Perri 6, S. Radstone, C. Squire and A. Treacher (eds) Public Emotions. London: Palgrave
  • Frosh, S. (2006) Psychoanalysis and the Nazis. In B. Brooks-Gordon and M. Freeman (eds) Law and Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Frosh, S. (2006) Psychoanalysis and Judaism. In D. Black (ed) Psychoanalysis and Religion in the Twenty-First CenturyLondon: Routledge
  • Phoenix, A. and Frosh, S. (2005) ‘Hegemoniale Männlichkeite’, Männlichkeite-vorstellungun und –ideale in der Adoleszenz. Londoner Schüler zum Thema Identität.  In King, V. and Flaake, K. (eds) Männliche Adoleszenz: Sozialisation und Bildungsprozesse zwischen Kindheit und Erwachsensein Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag
  • Frosh, S. (2004) Religious Influences on Parenting. In M. Hoghughi and N. Long (eds) Handbook of Parenting London: Sage
  • Frosh, S. (2004) Knowing More Than We Can Say. In D. Paré and G. Larner (eds) Collaborative Practice in Psychology and Therapy. Binghampton, NY: Haworth Press.
  • Frosh, S. (2003) Lacan. In A. Elliott and L. Ray (eds) Key Contemporary Social Theorists. Oxford: Blackwell
  • Frosh, S. (2003) Psychoanalysis in Britain: The Rituals of Destruction. In D. Bradshaw (ed) A Concise Companion to Modernism. Oxford: Blackwell
  • Frosh, S. (2002) Racism, Racialised Identities and the Psychoanalytic Other. In V. Walkerdine (ed) Challenging Subjects: Critical Psychology for a New Millennium. London: Palgrave
  • Frosh, S. (2001) Characteristics of Abusers. In K. Wilson and A. James (eds) The Child Protection Handbook, Second Edition.London: Balliere Tindall
  • Frosh, S. (2001) Ego, Self and Subjectivity: Contributions from the Object Relations School. In B. Seu (ed) Who Am I? The Ego and the Self in Psychoanalysis. London: Rebus
  • Frosh, S. (2000) In Praise of Unclean Things: Critical Psychology, Diversity and Disruption In T. Sloan (ed) Critical  Psychology: Voices for Change. London: Macmillan
  • Frosh, S. (2000) Psychoanalysis, Identity and Citizenship. In N. Stevenson (ed) Culture and Citizenship. London: Sage
  • Frosh, S., Phoenix, A. and Pattman, R. (2000) Cultural contestations in practice: White boys and the racialisation of masculinities. In C. Squire (ed) Culture in Psychology. London: Routledge
  • Frosh, S. (2000) Intimacy, Gender and Abuse: The Construction of Masculinities. In McCluskey, U. and Hooper, C. (eds)Psychodynamic Perspectives on Abuse: The Cost of Fear. London: Jessica Kingsley
  • Frosh, S. (2000) Postmodernism and the Adoption of Identity. In A. Elliott and C. Spezzano (eds) Psychoanalysis at its Limits: Navigating the Postmodern Turn. London: Free Association Books
  • Frosh, S. (1999) Freud's Dreams, Dora’s Dreams. In L. Marcus (ed) Sigmund Freud’s ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’.Manchester: Manchester University Press
  • Frosh, S. (1998) Identity, Religious Fundamentalism and Children's Welfare. In M. King (ed) Moral Agendas for Children’s Welfare. London: Routledge
  • Frosh, S. (1998) Psychoanalysis, Science and 'Truth'. In A. Elliott (ed) Freud 2000. Cambridge: Polity
  • Frosh, S. (1997) Postmodern Narratives. In R. Papadopoulos and J. Byng Hall (eds) Multiple Voices: Narrative in Systemic Family Therapy. London: Duckworths
  • Frosh, S. (1997) Screaming under the Bridge: Masculinity, Rationality and Psychotherapy. In J. Ussher (ed) Body Talk: the Material and Discursive Regulation of Sexuality, Madness and Reproduction. London: Routledge
  • Frosh, S. (1997) Psychoanalytic Challenges: A Contribution to the New Sexual Agenda. In L. Segal (ed) New Sexual Agendas.London: Macmillan
  • Frosh, S. (1997) Fathers' Ambivalence (Too). In B. Featherstone and W. Hollway (eds) Mothering and Ambivalence. London: Routledge
  • Frosh, S. (1995) Time, Space and Otherness. In S. Pile and N. Thrift (eds) Mapping the Subject: Geographies of Cultural Transformation. London: Routledge
  • Frosh, S. (1995) Characteristics of Abusers. In K. Wilson and A. James (eds) The Child Protection Handbook London: Balliere Tindall
  • Frosh, S. (1995) Masculine Mastery and Fantasy, or The Meaning of the Phallus. In A. Elliott and S. Frosh (eds) Psychoanalysis in Contexts: Paths between Theory and Modern Culture. London and New York: Routledge
  • Elliott, A. and Frosh, S. (1995) Introduction. In A. Elliott and S. Frosh (eds) Psychoanalysis in Contexts: Paths between Theory and Modern Culture. London and New York: Routledge
  • Frosh, S. (1995) Unpacking Masculinity: From Rationality to Fragmentation. In C. Burck and B. Speed (eds) Gender, Power and Relationships: New Developments. London: Routledge
  • Frosh, S. (1993) The Seeds of Masculine Sexuality. In J. Ussher and C. Baker (eds) Psychological Perspectives on Sexual Problems. London: Routledge
  • Frosh, S. (1992) Child Sexual Abuse.  In R. Bayne and P. Nicholson (eds) Counselling and Psychology for Health Professionals.London: Chapman and Hall
  • Frosh, S. (1992) Masculine Ideology and Psychological Therapy.  In J. Ussher and P. Nicholson (eds) Gender Issues in Clinical  Psychology. London: Routledge
  • Frosh, S. (1992) Response to Gellner.  In W. Dryden and P. Feltham (eds) Psychotherapy and its Discontents. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
  • Frosh, S. (1989) Psychoanalysis and Racism. In B. Richards (ed) Crises of the Self. London: Free Association Books
  • Frosh, S. (1987) Power Relations in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. In W. Baker, M. Hyland, H. Rappard and A. Staats (eds)Current Issues in Theoretical Psychology. Amsterdam: North Holland Press
  • Frosh, S. and Summerfield, A.B. (1986) Social Skills Training with Adults. In C. Hollin & P. Trower (eds) Handbook of Social Skills Training. Oxford: Pergamon
  • Frosh, S. (1983) Children and Teachers in School. In S. Spence & G. Shepherd (eds) Developments in Social Skills Training.London: Academic Press

Recent Lectures

  • Institute of Fine Arts, Munich: Fragile Identities, Munich, Germany, November 2013. And…between (invited lecture)
  • Freud Museum Conference, Embodied Encounters: New Approaches to Psychoanalysis and Film, London, October 2013. Psychoanalytic Soundings: The Case of The Dybbuk (Invited lecture)
  • Parkes Institute, University of Southampton, March 2013. Psychoanalytic Hauntings: The Case of The Dybbuk. (Invited lecture)
  • Polish Society for Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Tenth Anniversary Conference, October 2012. Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic. (Invited keynote lecture)
  • British Psychoanalytical Society Conference Psychoanalysis and Totalitarianism, September 2012. Studies in Prejudice(Invited plenary talk)
  • Enquire, University of Nottingham, September 2012. Transdisciplinary Tensions and Psychosocial Studies. (Invited keynote lecture)
  • New Imago Forum, Oxford University and Institute of Psychoanalysis, Oxford, September 2012. The Evil Eye. (Plenary conference paper)
  • Freud Museum Conference Psychoanalysis, Judaism and Modernity, London, July 2011 Psychosocial Textuality: Religious Identities and Textual Constructions (Invited lecture)
  • Freud Museum, London, May 2011 The Re-Enactment of Denial (Invited lecture)
  • 2nd International Conference on Uses and Practices of the Bodies, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 2010 Affect and Encounter in Psychoanalysis (Invited keynote lecture)
  • Institute of Psychology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, October, 2010 Recognition and Modalities of Exclusion (Two invited lectures)
  • Freud Museum, London, July 2010 Psychoanalysis, Antisemitism and the Miser. (Invited plenary presentation)
  • Israeli Institute of Group Analysis, Herziliya, Israel, April 2010 Ethical violence: Debates on recognition and otherness (Two-day invited workshop)
  • Psychosocial Studies Network Conference, University of East London, January 2010 Psychosocial Textuality: Religious Identities and Textual Constructions (Conference Paper)
  • Freud Museum Conference, Class and Psychoanalysis, University College London, October 2009. Where did Class Go? Psychoanalysis and Social Identities (Invited keynote lecture).
  • Leeds Metropolitan University and British Psychological Society Qualitative methods in Psychology Section Conference, Using the Signifier ‘Psychosocial’: practice, theory, and research. Leeds Metropolitan University, October 2009 Psychosocial Studies and the Appropriation of Psychoanalysis (Invited open lecture)
  • Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, October 2009 Victims are not Sacrifices (Invited panel presentation)
  • Brazilian Society of Psychoanalysis, Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 2009 Desire, Demand and Psychoanalysis: Otherness and the Collective (Invited lecture)
  • Institute of Psychology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, August-September 2009 Psychoanalysis, Psychosocial Studies and Social Psychology (Invited series of five lectures)
  • Festschrift for David Campbell, Tavistock Clinic May 2009 Keeping Cool in Thinking and Psychotherapy (Invited presentation)
  • Race in the Modern World, Goldsmith’s College, April 2009
  • ‘Foreignness is the quality which the Jews and one’s own instincts have in common’: Anti-Semitism, Identity and the Other. (Invited presentation)
  • Freud Museum Conference, Psychoanalysis, Fascism, Fundamentalism, November 2008 Promised Land or Permitted Land: a consideration of Levinasian ethics in the light of Jewish fundamentalism. (Invited plenary presentation)
  • Institute of Education, University of London November 2008 Autobiographies of Gender Research (Invited talk)
  • Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, Rutgers University, October 2008 Desire, Demand and Psychotherapy: On Large Groups and Neighbours (Conference Paper)
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pitermaritzburg, South Africa, September 2008 Psychoanalysis and Psychosocial Studies
  • European Symposium in Group Analysis, Trinity College, Dublin, August 2008 Desire, Demand and Psychotherapy: On Large Groups and Neighbours (Invited plenary presentation)
  • International Conference in Critical Psychology, Cultural Studies and Social Theory, Cardiff University, June 2008 Close Neighbours, Distant Subjects (Conference paper)
  • BSA Theory Study Group Conference, 1968: Impact and Implications, Birkbeck College, July 2008 Everyone longs for a Master: Lacan and 1968 (Conference paper)
  • Birkbeck Institute for Social Research Symposium ‘Social Research after the Cultural Turn’, June 2008 The Appropriation of Psychoanalysis (Invited presentation)
  • Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, June 2008 In Conversation with Slavoj Žižek (Invited presentation)
  • Political Studies Association Conference, University of Swansea, April 2008 Circulating Affects (Conference paper)
  • Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester, February 2008  Psychoanalysis, Nazism and ‘Jewish Science’ (Invited lecture)
  • London School of Economics, January 2008 The Last Resistance (Invited presentation, with Jacqueline Rose and Henrietta Moore)
  • Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, University of Oslo, Symposium on Psychoanalysis, Social Science and Feminism, October 2007 Tripping (without boots on) through the Shards of Narrative Invited presentation
  • International Society for Theoretical Psychology Conference, York University Toronto, June 2007 Elementals and Affects andDeath on the Margins Conference Presentations
  • Theorising Affect Conference, University of Durham, January 2006 Affect and Encounter in Psychoanalysis Conference presentation
  • School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton November 2006 Another Repressed Returns: The Re-branding of German Psychoanalysis after World War 2 (Invited Lecture)
  • Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, November 2006 Psychoanalysis: For and Against (Invited lecture)
  • Institute of Education, University of London, November 2006 Rethinking Pedagogy (Invited presentation)
  • London Centre for Psychotherapy Annual Lecture, September 2006 Affect and Encounter in Psychoanalysis (Invited lecture)
  • University of Leeds, Selig Brodetsky Memorial Lecture, May 2006 Psychoanalysis, Nazism and ‘Jewish Science’ (Invited lecture)
  • University of Leicester, Conference on Qualitative Psychology and Marginalisation, May 2006 Disintegrating Qualitative Research (Invited talk)
  • Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, and Al Quds University, Jerusalem: Conference in Israel ‘Creative Approaches to Dealing with Conflict in Groups’, April 2006 Recognising the Other (Invited Keynote Lecture)
  • ESRC Identities programme: Invited Discussant, University of the West of England, March 2006 Institut Francais, March 2006Julia Kristeva: the Theorist, the Novelist in conversation with Julia Kristeva
  • Limmud Conference, December 2005 Why War? Einstein and Freud (invited talk)
  • Limmud Conference, December 2005 Zionism on the Couch in conversation with Jacqueline Rose
  • Jewish Museum, London, December 2005 Why War? Einstein and Freud (invited talk)
  • FFIPP Conference on Fear of the Other and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, SOAS, September 2005 Confronting Racisms: Obstacles and Potential (Invited Panel presentation)
  • Law and Psychology Interdisciplinary Colloquium University College London, July 2005 Psychoanalysis, Nazism and ‘Jewish Science’ (Invited Public Lecture)
  • International Society for Theoretical Psychology Conference, Cape Town, June 2005 Freud and Jewish Identity (Invited paper)
  • International Society for Theoretical Psychology Conference, Cape Town, June 2005 Anti-Semitism and the Other (Invited paper)
  • Institute for Jewish Studies, University College London, May 2005 Freud, Psychoanalysis and Anti-Semitism (Invited lecture)


Professional membership and awards

Professional membership

  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist, British Psychological Society.
  • Academic Associate, British Psychoanalytical Society.
  • Honorary Member, Institute of Grouup Analysis

Contact details

Room 502A, 30 Russell Square
Department of Psychosocial Studies
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1B 5DT

Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6213
Fax:+44 (0)20 3073 8046