Alexandra Stein

Alexandra Stein teaches at the Mary Ward Centre, and was formerly an associate lecturer of Social Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. She is a writer and educator specializing in the study of cults and ideological extremism. Her latest book, "Terror, Love and Brainwashing: Attachment in cults and totalitarian systems" was published in 2017 by Routledge. She is an ex-member of a political cult and has documented that experience in her book, "Inside Out." Stein offers prevention education programs and materials to help people understand how to identify and protect themselves from recruitment to cultic or extremist groups. For more information visit


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