Historian, psychoanalyst, and psychiatrist, George Makari is the author of Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, as well as the Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Prejudice Award, and a New York Times Editor's Choice. He is also the author of Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind, a 2015 Guardian Best Book of the Year that the Wall Street Journal called "essential reading," and the widely acclaimed Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis, which the Financial Times called "magisterial." His books have been translated into ten languages. His essays have won numerous honors and have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Boston Globe.
Director of the DeWitt Wallace Institute of Psychiatry: History, Policy, and the Arts, Dr. Makari is Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he also is in clinical practice. For over a decade, he was an attending then director of the Payne Whitney low cost psychotherapy clinic. He is Guest Professor at both Rockefeller University and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. A graduate of Brown University, Cornell University Medical College, and the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center, he lives with his family in New York City.