Nancy ChodorowNancy Julia Chodorow (born January 20, 1944) is an American sociologist, feminist psychoanalyst, and professor. Influenced by Freud, Chodorow has written a number of influential books in contemporary feminist writing, including ''The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender'' (1978); ''Feminism and Psychoanalytic Theory'' (1989); ''Femininities, Masculinities, Sexualities: Freud and Beyond'' (1994); and ''The Power of Feelings: Personal Meaning in Psychoanalysis, Gender, and Culture'' (1999). In 1995, Chodorow was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences. In 1996, ''The Reproduction of Mothering'' was chosen by ''Contemporary Sociology'' as one of the ten most influential books of the past 25 years.
Chodorow is widely regarded as a leading psychoanalytic feminist theorist and is a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, often speaking at its congresses. She spent many years as a professor in the departments of sociology and clinical psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Chodorow retired from the University of California in 2005, and later went on to teach Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. Provided by Wikipedia