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Jefferson M. Fish

Jefferson M. Fish is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at St. John’s University, New York City, where he served as Department Chair and also as Director of the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology. He is the author or editor of 12 books – most recently his e-book and paperback The Myth of Race – and more than a hundred other works dealing with race, culture, therapy, drug policy and other topics.

His articles have appeared in popular media (e.g., Psychology Today, Newsday, and The Humanist) and in academic journals (e.g., American Psychologist, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and American Anthropologist). He received his BA in English, was an aspiring novelist, and taught English briefly, before going on to a career as a psychology professor. Follow him on Twitter @jeffersonfish.