Cecilia Ballí is a writer, journalist, and anthropologist. She holds a B.A. in American Studies and Spanish from Stanford University, and a PhD. in Cultural Anthropology from Rice University. She is a writer-at-large for the Texas Monthly, and has published long-form articles in Harper's Magazine. Her work has also been anthologized in The Best American Crime Writing, and she received an honorable mention for the Columbia School of Journalism's 2008 J. Anthony Lukas Book-in-Progress Award. She is the 2014-15 J. Dobie Paisano Fellow, and in Spring 2015, she led a faculty writing workshop sponsored by the Humanities Institute.
Stephen Sonnenberg was educated at Princeton University, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The University of Wisconsin, the National Institute of Mental Health, and The Baltimore-DC Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture and Fellow-in-Residence at the Humanities Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, and the Founding Director of the Austin Center for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
Dr. Sonnenberg serves on numerous editorial boards and peer review panels of leading journals in the fields of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, has contributed scholarly articles to the leading journals in those fields, is the co-author of a textbook of psychodynamic psychotherapy, and the co-author of chapters in important textbooks of psychiatry.
His research interests focus on the points of intersection between psychoanalysis and other areas of scholarly inquiry. His subjects of study include war, violence, decision-making, architecture and design, psychic trauma and post traumatic psychological disorders, addiction and the treatment of addiction, and education and effective teaching methods.
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Sonnenberg, SM: Introduction: The Trauma of War, in The Trauma of War: Stress and Recovery in Viet Nam Veterans. (1985). Sonnenberg, S.M., Blank, Jr., A.S., Talbott, J.A., eds. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press 3-12
Sonnenberg, SM: Self-Analysis, Applied Analysis, and Analytic Fieldwork: A Discussion of Methodology in Psychoanalytic Interdisciplinary Research. (1993). The Psychoanalytic Study of Society, 18: 443-463
Danze, E.A., Ruckman, R., Winn, P., Sonnenberg, S.M.: An Interactive Three- and Four-Dimensional Clinical, Research, Learning, and Teaching Model of Erik Erikson's Diagram of Psychosocial Development. Poster presented at the American Psychanalytic Association Scientific Poster Session, January 2010. (2010). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 58 (3): NP1-NP12. Online only doi: 10.1177/0003065112450149