Jan Haaken, PhD – Op-Ed Bio

Jan Haaken is professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State University, a clinical psychologist in private practice, and documentary filmmaker. Haaken has published extensively in the areas of the psychoanalysis and feminism, the psychology of storytelling, culture and memory, and group responses to violence and trauma. She is author of Pillar of Salt: Gender, Memory, and the Perils of Looking Back (1998) and Hard Knocks: Domestic Violence and the Psychology of Storytelling (2010), co-author of Speaking Out: Women, War and the Global Economy (2005) and co-editor of Memory Matters: Understanding Recollections of Sexual Abuse (2010). Her films include “Diamonds, Guns, and Rice” (Co-director, Co-producer), “Queens of Heart: Community Therapists in Drag” (Director), “Moving to the Beat” (Producer), “Guilty Except for Insanity” (Director), and “Mind Zone: Therapists Behind the Front Lines” (Director). Haaken also co-produces the Old Mole Variety Hour, a public affairs program on KBOO Community Radio.