Teaching & Writing

I speak, teach, and write about topics at the intersections of psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and feminism, and on questions about the links between identity, bodily experience, gender, and technology. My most recent work has been about masculinities, complex intersectional identities, and about extending the reach of psychoanalysis to those who have often been excluded from depth psychological approaches. Please contact me if you wish to arrange a speaking engagement or propose a collaboration.

Recent and upcoming events:

Taylor, A. (date TBD). Superficial Psychoanalysis: Merleau-Ponty, Winnicott, and Anzieu on the depth of the surface and working at the skin interface. Invited by the Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Cambridge, MA.

Taylor, A. (May 2020). Invited case presentation and discussion of embodiment, technology, and gender at the LGBTQ Study Group at the William Alanson White Institute.  

Taylor, A. (2019). Motherhood as a developmental feat. Invited by the Yale Child Study Center.

Taylor, A. (2019). “It was transcendent”: Virtual embodiment, sex, and sexualities the Black Mirror episode, Striking Vipers. Presented at Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture, & Society Conference. Rutgers, NJ.

Taylor, A. (2018). Psychodynamic Approaches to Treating Emerging Adults in a Residential Therapeutic Community. Mental Health Care for Emerging Adults Conference at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Taylor, A. (2016). Gender & Sexuality Colloquium. Invited by the Boston University Gender and Sexuality Study Group, Boston, MA.

Taylor, A. (2015). Case presentation and discussion of the intersection of mental illness with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Invited by the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA.

Taylor, A. (2015). Penis vs. Phallus: Men’s bodies in the flesh, On lived and symbolic masculinities. Invited by Point Park University’s Confluence Psychology Alliance, Pittsburgh, PA.

Taylor, A. (2015). Being through love: The collaborative construction of a sexual body. Presented at the Psychology & The Other Conference (Psychosocial Track). Cambridge, MA.

Taylor, A. (2015). The widening scope of psychoanalytic subjecthood: Reflections on psychoanalytic treatment of patients with intellectual disability. Presented at the International Psychoanalytical Association 49th Congress. Boston, MA, USA.

Taylor, A. (2015). Psychoanalytic contributions to qualitative inquiry and psychoanalytic psychoeducation: Navigating transferences to psychoanalysis in and beyond the clinic and classroom. Presented at the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology. New York, NY.

Taylor, A. (2015). Case presentation, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapeutic Hospitals discussion group, chaired by M. Sagman Kayatekin, MD and Michael Groat, PhD. American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) National Meeting.

Taylor, A. (2015). Improving Men’s Mental Health and Promoting Gender Equality through Elaboration of Male Bodily Experiences (Featured Panel on Health). Presented at the International Conference on Masculinities. New York, NY.

Taylor, A., Rickard, K., Pietrusza, C. (2014). Bodily orientation and the direction of desire (individual paper), Social and sexual reorientation (panel). Presented at Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture, & Society 20th Annual Conference. Rutgers, NJ.

Taylor, A. (2013). Exploring new frontiers in psychoanalysis. Panel presented at APA Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 33rd Annual Spring Meeting.

Taylor, A. (2011). Intellectual disability, psychological disorder, and gender: Reflections from a clinical psychologist in training. Paper presented at Inequity to Equity: Promoting Health and Wellness of Women with Disabilities. Washington, DC.

Taylor, A. (2010). Women & drug use: De-naturalizing addiction to aid recovery. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology. Portland, OR.

Taylor, A. (2009). Re-appropriating technology: Gender identity and embodiment on internet social software. Paper presented at 19th Annual Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture (PIC) Conference—Resistances: Technologies and Relationalities. SUNY Binghamton, NY.