Susan Stiritz, PhD

Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Sexuality Studies for the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Faculty Member, St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute

PhD. English and American Literature, Washington University
Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate, Washington University
MBA, University of Missouri, St. Louis
MSW, Washington University

Research Specialization:
Sexuality studies; Women’s literature; Psychoanalytic cultural criticism

Selected publications:

  • “Cultural Cliteracy: The Contexts of Women’s Not Coming” (July 2007). Panel presentation, Law and Society Conference, Berlin.
  • “What Would Sex Education From the Left Look Like?” (November 2006). Poster for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Conference, Las Vegas. Co-authored with WU students Kristi Nigh and Amanda Hastens.
  • “Harsh Beauty” (2006). Review of Alesandra Zeka’s 2005 film. Contemporary Sexuality, Publication of the American Society for Sex Educators, Counselors & Therapists (ASSECT), November, 2006.
  • “Do We Need a New Psychology of the Clitoris?”. (2005) Presentations, St. Louis Psychoanalytic Society and American Psychoanalytic Association Winter Meeting.
  • “Transforming Feminine Categories: Genealogies of Virginity and Sainthood,” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (53/4) 2004. Co-authored with Britt-Marie Schiller. 2002 Affiliate Council Scientific Paper Prize runner-up.
  • “Artemisia’s Narratives: Reflections of Maternal Contributions to Creativity” (2002). Presentations at the St. Louis Art Museum and the Spring Meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association.