In recent years, my research has been focused on two broad themes. Reality 2.0 explores how experience in cyberspace alters how we encounter reality and jump psychological hurdles. My other project investigates how culture and politics are vested in bodies and minds. At the moment, I’m curious about the intersection of age and desire.

Whether my writing is academic, polemical, or clinical storytelling it usually includes an autobiographical element. What to disclose becomes clear as I immerse myself in the topic and map my involvement in what I presume to know. It’s part and parcel of learning about oneself while reaching out to others. When I insert a personal footprint in a text – not unlike when I disclose something about myself in a treatment, three important needs are placed in tension: to be private, to be recognized by others, and to offer others space to form their own ideas. In my writing, as in my clinical work, I traverse this paradox. Here is a list of my publications, presentations, and current projects.

Current Projects

Relating, Symbolization and Intersubjectivity: Psychosocial Landscapes from the Work of Muriel Dimen. (edited volume in progress)

The Glass Coffin / What Age is Desire? (an interdisciplinary collection of essays, memoirs, stories, and artistic interventions)

Conferences and Panel Presentations


Invited panel on cyberspace and psychoanalysis. Winter meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association / New York

Intergenerational Conflict in Analytic Identity and Practice. APA Division 39 Spring Meeting / New York

Fun was Not Had By All: How Classed Subjectivities Are Often Left Out of the Party. Panel Discussant. American Studies Association /                      Los Angeles

Steering Committee Member. APA Division 39 Spring Meeting (2015) / San Francisco


Darren and I did sit-ups. APA Division 39 Spring Meeting panel: What Age is Desire / Boston

Panelist: Social Justice and Psychoanalytic Ethics (Roundtable Discussion). APA Division 39 Spring Meeting / Boston

Just and Unjust Analyses: Political Commentary and Psychoanalytic Intervention. APA Division 39 Spring Meeting panel: Immunity, Impunity, Amnesty or Trial: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on “Justice” Following Political Violence / Boston

On viability and indebtedness – or “Get away from her you bitch!” (Discussion of paper by Tracy Simon, PsyD). This Moment of Practice: Embodying Psychoanalysis. NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality / New York 

Joan Rivière: lawless insider. On Masquerade, Joan Rivière, Psychoanalysis, the Gaze, Feminism, Queer Theory, and Film. Second Fridays series, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California / San Francisco


Roundtable: The Glass Coffin: What Age is Desire? Access Institute for Psychological Services / San Francisco

Enactment as a Vocation: Commentary on Paper by Donna Orange. IARPP Spring Meeting / New York

Moderator/discussant. Invited Panel on Bullying and Group Phenomena. APA Division 39 Spring Meeting / Santa Fe

Entropy as potential space: D.W. Winnicott and the problem of historical preservation. The Glass House Panel on Preservation in Architecture, Design, and Culture. Venice Biennale of Architecture / Venice, Italy


Interlocutor: Sexuality and Gender Now! With Muriel Dimen and Virginia Goldner. Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Annual Lecture / San Francisco

Invited panelist, IARPP on-line colloquium on Muriel Dimen's paper, Lapsus linguae, or A Slip of the Tongue? A Sexual Violation in an Analytic Treatment and Its Personal and Theoretical Aftermath


Co-Chair with Jeanne Wolff-Bernstein, PhD. Expanding the Relational Context: Desire, Sexuality, Politics, Economics Aesthetics, Technologies. IARPP Spring Meeting / San Francisco

Cyber Controversies – Or, Attacks on Linking-In. The Next 100 Years: Celebrating The International Psychoanalytic Association Centennial. San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis / San Francisco


Swimming in the chlorinated collective: Commentary on paper by Francisco Gonzalez. Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California / San Francisco


When loss is lost: perversion in a reality of infinite access. Paper presented at the APA Division 39 Spring Meeting / New York

Darren with Dominic. Paper presented at the APA Division 39 Spring Meeting/ New York


Darren: erotic interludes in the political transference. Paper presented at APA Division 39 Spring Meeting / Toronto, Ontario


Panelist: Ideology and the Clinic II. PsyBC online symposium series


The case of Nate. Case presented to Ken Corbett and Judith Butler at the relational colloquium, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis / New York

My savage mind: sex in the relational unconscious. Invited panel: Sexuality—The New Frontier. APA Division 39 Spring Meeting / New York

Panelist: Ideology and the Clinic. PsyBC online symposium series


Psychoanalysis and the relational unconscious. Invited panel Different Takes on Relationality: a conversation among clinicians from different schools of psychology. American Psychological Association Annual Convention / Honolulu, Hawaii


Gay affirmative and HIV aware treatment planning and concultation. Yale University Medical Sehool, Department of Psychiatry, Psychology Colloquium Series / New Haven


Gay and lesbian identity in gay and lesbian treatment. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Division 44 sponsored workshop / Chicago

Expanding treatment for dually diagnosed gays and lesbians.  First Annual Mental Health and Psychiatric Care Directors Counterpart Meeting, 10th Annual National Lesbian and gay Health Association Conference / Atlanta

Introducing a dual diagnosis approach to gays and lesbians in 12-step programs. Gay and Lesbian Addictions Studies Conference / New York


Reconstructing family trauma: two Bosnian brothers narrate a shared past. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference / Chicago

Selected Publications

Hartman, S. (2017). When the Body Knows the Mind’s Rest. In C. Levin, ed., Boundary Trouble: Relational Perspectives on Sexual Intimacy in Psychoanalysis, forthcoming.

Hartman, S. (2015). The Internet and its Discontents—Or, Diamonds are a Girl’s BFF: Commentary on Paper by Danielle Knafo. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, forthcoming.

Hartman, S. (2015). Drowning in a Sea of Love. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 25:237-247.

Hartman, S. (2015). Loving to Look: Editor’s Introduction. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 16: in press.

Hartman, S. & Romesburg, D. (2015). Looking Lab: SF. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 16, in press.

Hartman, S. (2015). Fantasy, Sexual. Whelehan, P. & Bolin, A. eds, The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. London: John Wiley and Sons. 

Hartman, S. (2013a). Bondless Love. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 14:35-50.

Hartman, S. (2013b). Editor’s introduction. The Glass Coffin: what age is desire? Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 14: 1-3.

Hartman, S. (2013c). Gener (ation) alissimo Flash Freeze. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 14: 127-132.

Hartman, S. (2013d). On making reparation to the analyst’s idolized countertransference: commentary on paper by Dana Amir. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 23: 408-417.

Hartman, S. (2013e). On viability and indebtedness – or “Get away from her you bitch!” Discussion of paper by Tracy Simon. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 14, in press.

Hartman, S. (2012a). Cybermourning: Grief in Flux From Object Loss to Collective Immortality. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 32:454-467.

Hartman, S. (2012b). Jewish or Gendered? (A 'drash in Two Parts): Editor's Note. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 13:163-166.

Hartman, S. (2012c). Of Mothers and Other Collective Lovers: Inspired by Kyoko Taniguchi's “The Eroticism of the Maternal: So What If Everything Is About the Mother?” Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 13:139-144.

Hartman, S. & Botticelli, S. (2012). Reality 2.0. Steven Botticelli interviews Stephen Hartman.  HYPERLINK "http://www.apadivisions.org/division-39/publications/review/2012/04/stephen-hartman-interview.aspx?__utma=12968039.948422620.1355519871.1355519871.1363309711.2&__utmb=12968039.1.10.1363309711&__utmc=12968039&__utmx=-&__utmz=12968039.1363309711.2.2.utmcsr=apadivisions.org|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/division39/publications/insight/2011/04/review.aspx&__utmv=-&__utmk=165156671" http://www.apadivisions.org/division-39/publications/review/2012/04/stephen-hartman-interview.aspx?__utma=12968039.948422620.1355519871.1355519871.1363309711.2&__utmb=12968039.1.10.1363309711&__utmc=12968039&__utmx=-&__utmz=12968039.1363309711.2.2.utmcsr=apadivisions.org|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/division39/publications/insight/2011/04/review.aspx&__utmv=-&__utmk=165156671

Hartman, S. (2011a). Reality 2.0: When Loss Is Lost. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 21:468-482.

Hartman, S. (2011b). Reality Bytes: Reply to Commentaries. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 21:508-514.

Hartman, S. (2011c). Darren: Erotic Interludes in Political Transference. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 12:8-10.

Hartman, S. (2011d). Darren and Stephen: Erotic interludes in political transference. In M. Dimen, ed., With Culture In Mind, Psychoanalytic Stories. New York: Routledge, pp. 19-24.

Hartman, S. (2011e). Darren with Dominic: From the social to the psychic. In M. Dimen, ed., With Culture In Mind, Psychoanalytic Stories. New York: Routledge, pp.  75-80.

Hartman, S. (2011f). Darren then Harvey: The incest taboo reconsidered, the collective unconscious reprised. In M. Dimen, ed., With Culture In Mind, Psychoanalytic Stories. New York: Routledge, pp. 129-136.

Hartman, S. (2011g). Writing home:  on First Do No HarmPsychoanalytic Activist, 18: pp. 3, 8-9.

Hartman, S. (2010). L'état c'est moi — Except When I Am Not: Commentary on Paper by Orna Guranlik and Daphne Simeon. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 20:428-436.

Hartman, S. (2010). Ruined by Pleasure: Commentary on Steven Botticelli and Jeffrey R. Guss. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 11:141-145.

Hartman, S. (2009). Opaque meetings; melting encounters. In, H. Urbach & C.I. Steingreber, eds., J Mayer H. Frankfurt:  Hatje Cantz, pp. 

Hartman, S. (2008). We Did It for Romance. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 9:206-207.

Hartman, S. (2007). Class unconscious: from dialectical materialism to relational material. In M. Suchet, A. Harris, & L. Aron, eds., Relational Psychoanalysis Volume 3, New Voices. Mahwah, NJ: The Analytic Press, pp. 209-226.

Hartman, S. (2006). Disclosure, Dis-closure, Diss/clothes/sure: Commentary on Paper by Helen K. Gediman. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 16:273-292.

Hartman, S. (2006). Our awkward ism: introduction to roundtable on Bringing the PlagueStudies in Gender and Sexuality, 7:309-319.

Hartman, S. (2005). Class unconscious: from dialectical materialism to relational material. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 10: 121-137.

Hartman, S. (2005). Minding the Gap: a review of Understanding Experience: Psychotherapy and Postmodernism, edited by Roger Frie. New York: Routledge, 2004. 234 pp. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 41:535-545.

Hartman, S. (2003). Reification and the ecstasy of the Chelsea Boy. In J. Drescher and J.R. Guss, eds., Addictions in the Gay and Lesbian Community. New York: Psychology Press, pp. 169-185. Also published in: Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, 3: 169-185.

Stevan Weine, Delores Vojvoda, Stephen Hartman & Leslie Hyman (1997). A Bosnian family’s experience after genocidePsychiatry 60:1.

Stevan Weine, Daniel Becker, Thomas McGlashan, Delores Vojvoda,  CONTACT _Con-3F806EE11 \c \s \l Stephen Hartman & Judy Robbins (1995). Adolescent survivors of “ethnic cleansing” – observations on the first year in America. Journal of the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 34:9 September 1995.

Hartman, S. (1995). Narrative style, narrated identity: resistances to categories of gay identity in the coming out story. Dissertation, The New School for Social Research.