Publications by Alexandra Stein
Inside Out: A Memoir of Entering and Breaking Out of a Minneapolis Political Cult, 2002, North Star Press of St. Cloud
Attachment, networks and discourse in extremist political organizations: A comparative case study, 2007, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota
Articles and Papers
Statement for the Record for the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol
Political Cults and the Use of Cultic Tactics in the Recruitment and Mobilization of Participants in the January 6 Attack on the Capitol. Congressional Record. 2022
The Role of Disorganized Attachment in Extremist Organisations. Abgelegt · Abgereist · AusgestiegenPerspektiven der Ausstiegsarbeit rechts.10 Jahre JUMP – Ausstiegsarbeit in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 2020
Keith Raniere NXIVM Trial: Why it's so hard to stop a cult. BBC News. June 2019
Brainwashing and abuse: one woman reveals what it's really like to be in a cult. Stylist. August 2018
Cults are terrifying. But they're even worse for women. (Editor's title, not mine). NBC News Think. April 2018
How Totalism Works. Aeon. New York. June 2017
Another Attack and Still Little Prevention Education. Fair Observer. June 2017
Fright Without Solution? The Psychologist. January 2017
Attachment Theory and Post-Cult Recovery. Therapy Today. September 2016.
Cult Attraction Is Not A Problem Of Logic. Fair Observer. July 2015.
Prevention Before Recruitment: Where do we begin? (video presentation) Institute of Race Relations. Cults, Racism, Doublespeak: The search for justice. May 2015.
Cults and Brainwashing: The hidden - and not so hidden - epidemic. Conway Hall. Ethical Society. May 2015
Lambeth Political Cult: The lessons. OpenDemocracy, November 2013
Terror and Love: A Study of Brainwashing. Anthropology Now. September 2012. Vol.4 No. 2.
Book Review: The Dark Side of Transformational Leadership, Tourish. 2012. International Journal of Cultic Studies. Vol x 2012
Occupy, and the common good. OpenDemocracy, June 2012
Under the Influence. Teaching Citizenship, Summer 2011
From Social Structure to the Mind: Disorganized attachment as a means of control in extremist organisations. Processes of Radicalization/Deradicalization Conference of the International Journal of Conflict and Violence. Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld. April, 2011.
Teaching Citizenship, Summer 2011
Comprehending the Incomprehensible: A Primer on How Cults and Ideologically Extremist Groups Work, 2009
Preventing Violent Extremism. New Statesman, September 08, 2008
Troubles Overcome are Good to Tell. In Take Back Your Life: Recovering from abusive relationships, Lalich and Tobias, Bay Tree Publishing, June, 2006
The Only Way to Know the Taste of a Pear is to Eat It. Gastronomica: A Journal of Food and Culture, University of California Press, Winter, 2006
Book Review of Lost and Found: My Life in a Group Marriage Commune by Margaret Hollenbach., Cultic Studies Review, Vol 4, 1, 2005
The Human Dimension: a response to Gitlin and Monbiot. opendemocracy.net, London, September 2003
An Edible Adolescence. Gastronomica: A Journal of Food and Culture, University of California Press, Spring 2002.
Teaching Young People. AFF Internet Journal, Education Column, Summer 2001.
Protea: Democratic Health and the Lessons of Authoritarianism. Masters of Liberal Studies thesis. University of Minnesota, MN. 2001. Contact author for more information.
A Bumpy Road Toward Identity: Interview with Monica Dooner, Colombian adoptee. Connection to the Americas, MN., 2000.
The Real Issue in the Soliah Arrest. Free Minds, MN., 1999.
A Lesson in Multiculturalism. Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN., 6/14/1999.
Beyond Black and White. AFF News, 1998.
U.N. Awakening: On the 50th Anniversary of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN., 12/10/1998.
A Consultation on Women, Children and Human Rights: The CEDAW Convention and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. International Women's Human Rights Watch, Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota, MN., 1998.
Where The Heart Is. Sing! Heavenly Muse, Minneapolis, MN. 1998
Mothers In Cults: the Influence of Cults on the Relationship of Mothers to Their Children. Women Under the Influence. Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1997.