top of page


Jan Haaken is a professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State University, clinical psychologist, author, and documentary filmmaker.

Haaken has published extensively in the areas of psychoanalysis and feminism, the history of psychiatric diagnosis, the psychology of storytelling, group responses to violence, and the dynamics of social change. From refugee camps, war zones, abortion clinics, and asylums to drag bars, dairy farms, and hip-hop clubs, her projects focus on people who inhabit the border zones of society and their insights on the broader social order.

bottom of page