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Vanessa Sinclair, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst and artist based in Sweden, who works with people internationally. She is the host of the internationally-renowned podcast Rendering Unconscious, which was awarded the 2023 Gradiva Award for Digital Media by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP).

Dr. Sinclair is the author of Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: The Cut in Creation (2021), as well as the novel Things Happen (2024) and two books of cut-up poetry The Pathways of the Heart (2021) and Switching Mirrors (2016).

She is the editor of the Rendering Unconscious book series, as well as Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Films of Ingmar Bergman: From Freud to Lacan and Beyond (2023)).

Dr. Sinclair edited Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (2021) with Elisabeth Punzi, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (2019) with Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf vol 9 (2017) and The Fenris Wolf vol 11 (2022) with Carl Abrahamsson. 

She is a founding member of Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis, New York, and Senior Research Fellow at the Global Institute for Advanced Studies (GCAS), Dublin. She sits on the International Advisory Board for the journal Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, and is an Editorial Advisor for Parapraxis Magazine.