Historian, psychoanalyst, and psychiatrist George Makari (United States) is the author of the newly released Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia, a New York Times Editor’s Choice and the winner of the 2022 Anisfield-Wolf Prize for non-fiction. He is the author of Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind, which was a 2015 Guardian Best Book of the Year that the Wall Street Journal called “essential reading”. Makari’s first book was the award winning Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis which was called “magisterial”; in the Financial Times. His essays have won numerous honors and have appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Lapham’s Quarterly, The Boston Globe, and The Lancet. Director of the DeWitt Wallace Institute of Psychiatry: History, Policy, and the Arts, Dr. Makari is Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Adjunct Professor at both Rockefeller University and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He attended Brown University, Cornell University Medical College, and the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center. He lives with his family in New York City.