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Hannah Proctor

United Kingdom
PhD in Medical Humanities
Birkbeck, University of London
Hannah Proctor works on histories and theories of ‘radical psychiatry’ (broadly conceived) and on emotional histories of the Left. She completed a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London in 2015, which she is in the process of adapting into a book entitled Psychologies in Revolution: Alexander Luria, Soviet Subjectivities and Cultural History. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the ICI Berlin from 2016-2018 where she is now an affiliated fellow pursuing a project on experiences of  'burnout' in activist communities. She has written for both academic and non-academic publications on a range of topics including rayon stockings, gender and the death drive, utopian pedagogy, Communist motherhood, wrinkles, the aesthetics of fMRI, Soviet babies, revolutionary commemoration, British anti-psychiatry, mourning, and Ulrike Meinhof’s brain. She is a member of the editorial collective of Radical Philosophy.

Dr. Hannah Proctor
Cultural Studies
Email: h.proctor@berlin.bard.edu