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Panel 2: Goulard / Klein / Robles-Lopez – Re-Thinking Cultural-Historical Psychology and Critical Psychology in Latin America
Moderation: Sascha Frank

Cultural-Historical Psychology today is arguably nowhere as alive today as it is in Latin America. Here, “the work of Lev Vygotsky gave rise to a prolific and original school” (Fossa 2021) – as is stated in the announcement for a collection of works in English language just published - that is developing its own concepts for research and praxis. The contributors to the panel take part in this project, that also draws from the work of Latin American Psychologists like José Bleger and Fernando González Rey. They are using these theoretical tools to address questions in fields like Health Psychology, Psychotherapy and Education. What makes Cultural-Historical Psychology useful to address challenges for Psychology and Education in Latin America? In which way has it been revised and rethought? Is it actually adequate to speak of a “school” or would this mean to neglect significant differences? What are fruitful starting points for dialogue with German-Scandinavian Critical Psychology?

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Sascha Frank,
Sascha Frank works as a psychologist (BSc) in a Berlin Psychosocial Contact and Counselling Venue. He finishes his Master in Psychology at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany. At past Ferienunis he participated in the Ferienuni organizational team. Before studying Psychology he finished a Magister in History and Social Sciences at the Humboldt University Berlin.

Daniel Magalhães Goulart,
Daniel Magalhães Goulart is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Theory and Foundations of the Faculty of Education of the University of Brasilia. He is also a Collaborating Professor at the Master’s in Psychology of the University Center of Brasilia. He graduated as a psychologist from the University of São Paulo and completed his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Education of the University of Brasilia, Brazil. He is the current coordinator of the Reading and Research Group “Subjectivity: Theory, Epistemology and Methodology”. His latest books are: (1) Theory of Subjectivity from a Cultural-Historical Standpoint: González Rey’s Legacy (Ed., Springer, 2021), (2) Subjectivity within a cultural-historical approach: theory, methodology and research (Ed., Springer, 2019), and (3) Subjectivity and critical mental health: lessons from Brazil (Routledge, 2019)

Tamara Klein,
Tamara Klein teaches “History of Psychology” at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Buenos Aires, and “Family, couple and group psychotherapy” at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Belgrano. She studied Psychology at the University of Buenos Aires, where nowadays she continues her Ph.D studies with a grant from CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council). Her research topic is: “The origins of psychodrama in Argentina (1958-1976)”. Tamara finished her formation as a psychodramatist in the school founded by Eduardo “Tato” Pavlovsky, and has a background in circus arts having begun her training when she was a child and then continued it until she graduated as “Performer in Circus Arts” from the National University of Tres de Febrero. She is member of ORP (Revolution in Psychology Organization), where she provides her knowledge on arts to develop cultural-historical psychology.

Nicolás Robles López,
Nicolás Robles López teaches “Genetic Psychology and Epistemology” at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Buenos Aires. He is also a teacher at a secondary school and at teaching training institutes. Nicolás studied Psychology at the University of Buenos Aires and is finishing the Master of Social Science Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences of thUniversity of Buenos Aires. His research topic is: “Lev Vygotsky’s The Psychology of Art within the Russian Revolution. A crossing between art and Marxism”. He also studied social psychology at the First Private School of Social Psychology where he graduated as “Technician in Social Psychology”. Nicolás is the general director of ORP (Revolution in Psychology Organization), where he deals with the epistemological and ontological foundations of cultural-historical psychology.