Elizabeth Danto

Professor of Social Work

Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Elizabeth Ann Danto, PhD, is professor of social work at Hunter College and at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her book Freud's Free Clinics - Psychoanalysis and Social Justice, 1918-1938 (Columbia University Press, 2005) was awarded the Gradiva Book Award and the Goethe Prize. Her textbook on historical research in the social sciences was published by Oxford University Press in 2008. Dr. Danto writes and lectures extensively on the history of psychoanalysis as a system of thought and a marker of urban culture. Her recent  translation of ten letters from Freud to Wilhelm Reich was published last Fall in Contemporary Psychoanalysis and quoted in The New Yorker magazine.