Angela Sells, PhD, completed her doctorate in comparative mythology (with an emphasis in women’s narrative) and currently teaches women’s studies and ASells-bwmythology at Sierra College and Meridian University. She is a book reviewer for the Journal of Popular Culture as well as co-manager of The Open Book, and co-founder of the Open Book Press. Her book, Sabina Spielrein: The Woman and the Myth, was published this year by SUNY Press. She was recently chosen to be writer-in-residence at Hypatia-in-the-Woods in Washington. Information about her upcoming classes, lectures, and writing may be found at

SellsCoverSUNY-2Testimonial for Sabina Spielrein: The Woman and the Myth: “This book is a major, perhaps a definitive, contribution to the literature. Angela Sells documents both the demonization of a great psychoanalytic theorist —mainly because she was a woman and worse still, was once Carl Jung’s patient. The book’s greatest strength is its power to enlighten and inform and in so doing, to arouse indignation and amazement at Spielrein’s brilliance and tenacity.” — Phyllis Chesler, author of Women and Madness