Erikson Institute

Current Scholar

Diane O’Donoghue recently has completed her second term as chair of the Department of Visual and Critical Studies at Tufts University, in affiliation with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. An art historian, she received her Ph.D. from Harvard, where she focused on the visual culture of early China, and then wrote a monograph on the origins of mirrors and the implications of reflection in China’s Bronze Age. For her work on connections among archaeology, visualities, and psychoanalysis, she has has received the CORST Prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Deutsch and Silberger Prizes, and is currently completing a book, under contract with Fordham University Press, in their “Psychoanalytic Interventions” series. She is a scholar member and on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She has been the Sigmund Freud Fulbright Scholar of Psychoanalysis in Vienna and, in the 2013-2014 academic year, is a Faculty Fellow at Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts.