Tiresias Award -
No paper for 2023
The Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies Committee (S&GDSco) presents this award at the IPA congress to foster member participation in the creation of knowledge, and knowledge transfer and exchange within the intersection of psychoanalysis and sexual and gender diversity.
In 2021 the S&GDSco presented the award to Avgi Saketopoulou, a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Ann Pellegrini, a member of the IPTAR Institute for their paper A feminine boy: normative investments and reparative fantasy at the intersections of gender, race, and religion
Dr. Avgi Saketopoulou is a Greek and Greek-Cypriot psychoanalyst, who lives and works in NYC. She trained, and now teaches, at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
She is also on faculty at several other analytic institutes, including the William Alanson White Institute and the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and is scientific advisor for Orlando LGBT+, in Greece.
Dr. Saketopoulou serves on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and her written work has received several prizes, including the Ruth Stein Prize, the Ralph Roughton Award, the annual JAPA essay prize, and the Symonds prize.
She is the 2022 recipient of the Scholarship Award from the division of psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association (Div. 39). Her just-completed book project is provisionally entitled Risking Sexuality Beyond Consent: Traumatophilia, Racialization, and the Draw to Overwhelm. With Jonathan House she is co-chairing "Laplanche in the States: the Sexual and the Cultural," the first conference in the US dedicated to the work of Jean Laplanche.
Dr. Ann Pellegrini, Ph.D., is Professor of Performance Studies & Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, and a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City.
Their books include: Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (Routledge, 1997), Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance, co-authored with Janet R. Jakobsen (NYU Press, 2003), and “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People, co-authored with Michael Bronski and Michael Amico (Beacon Press, 2013). “You Can Tell Just By Looking” was a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Nonfiction.
She is the recipient of the 2008 Constance Rourke Essay Prize from the American Studies Association and was the 2007 Freud-Fulbright Visiting Scholar in Psychoanalysis at the Freud Museum in Vienna and the University of Vienna. Dr. Pellegrini is the founding co-editor of the Sexual Cultures book series at NYU Press, and is currently completing a new book on queer structures of religious feeling.
The S&GDSco also presented a Honorary mention to Paige Sweet, a non-Member from United States for her paper Mask Up: Identifying Anger in Gender Formations and to Sien Rivera a non-member for her paper From Battleground to Playground: A Winnicottian Reading of the Video Game Avatar as Transitional Phenomenon for the Queer, Transgender, and/or Gender Non-Conforming Patient