Dr Lucy Huskinson

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Contact info

Position: Senior Lecturer and Head of School

Email: l.huskinson@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1248 382768

Location: T24, Main Arts

Contact Info

Position: Senior Lecturer and Head of School

Email: l.huskinson@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1248 382768

Location: T24, Main Arts

Research

My research interests are principally in theories philosophy and psychoanalysis and their application to cultural phenomena, especially to the built environment and architecture, and also to the psychological motivations for religious belief and experience.

I have recently published a monograph Architecture and the Mimetic Self: a psychoanalytic study of how buildings make and break our lives (Routledge: London and NY).  And I'm currently undertaking research for a monograph on Nietzsche's influence on architectural design and practice.

Since 2010 I have been co Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Jungian Studies. I am a qualified counsellor (psychodynamic; BACP and WPF accredited).

 

Research Expertise

  • Continental philosophy  (especially Nietzsche, existentialism)
  • Analytical psychology / psychoanalysis / object relations  (especially Freud, Jung)
  • Aesthetics 
  • Mental health and its relationship to existentialism and religion/notions of spirituality

Personal

When I’m not working I’m usually watching American football (I’m a life-long fan and obsessive of the Cincinnati Bengals (Who Dey!), and support Bangor University’s own team, the MudDogs). During the football offseason, I'm an avid follower of F1 motor acing.

I read philosophy for my first degree, shortly followed by an MA in psychoanalytic studies, and doctoral research on Nietzschean philosophy and its influence on the analytical psychology of C.G. Jung. After completing my PhD I became a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, UK; and later, a research fellow at the Universities of Monash and La Trobe, Victoria, Australia. I was appointed to the Bangor faculty in 2007.

Teaching and Supervision

PHD SUPERVISION

Please enquire about my availability for doctoral PhD supervision. I am currently sole supervisor for the following PhD research projects.

  1. The Biography of the Tower: Architecture and C.G. Jung  (Martin Gledhill).
  2. The Death of God Motif in the Subversive Philosophical Anthropologies of Nietzsche and St. Paul  (Joshua Duff)
  3. Creativity and Madness in Fine Art: C.G. Jung and Aesthetics (Lucie Hill)
  4. Ressentiment: Towards a Christology without enemies: The case of Friedrich Nietzsche versus René Girard (Nikolai Blaskow)
  5. Evil and Inflation: the archetypal psychology of Robert Moore (Eric Scott Krasny)
  6. Jung and post-apocalyptic zombie narratives (Emma Buchanan) (College of Arts and Humanities Scholarship)
  7. The Unitive Self in Mental Health, Society, and Politics (Russell Razzaque)

I have supervised (as sole supervisor) the following successful doctoral PhD theses. The majority have since been published as monographs.

  1. An Analysis of the Potential Relationships Between Buddist Thought and Kierkegaardian Philosophy (Joshua Andrews)
  2. A Kindred Spirit in the Shadows: C.G. Jung’s unfounded rejection of Søren Kierkegaard (Amy Cook)
  3. Transcendent Experience, Process, and Praxis within the ‘Transcendence Movement’ (Keith Beasley)
  4. The Christian Platonism of George Grant: following Simone Weil from the cave to the cross(Brad Jersak)
  5. A revised epistemology for an understanding of spirit release therapy, according to the conceptual framework of F.W.H. Myers (Terence Palmer)
  6. The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox (Brant Bosserman) (co-supervised)
  7. Grace Beyond the Grave: A biblical, theological, and practical evaluation of post-mortem evangelisation (Jonathan Stephen) (co-supervised).

 

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

I teach the following undergraduate taught modules.

  • Psychology of Religion (VPR2209/VPR3309)
  • Existentialism (VPR1103)
  • Death of God (VPR1104)
  • Paradoxes of Self (VPR2203/VPR3303)
  • Independent Study (VPR2207)
  • Dissertation

Other

Administrative Roles

  • Senior Tutor for School of History, Philosophy, and Social Science
  • University Ethics Board
  • University Student Services Task Group
  • University Student Mental Health Strategy Group
  • University Senate Committee
  • (Former Head of School of Philosophy and Religion)

I am an Honorary Counsellor working in the University student counselling services

Editorial Positions

Editor-In-Chief (since 2010), International Journal of Jungian Studies (ISSN 1940-9052/1940-9060; peer-reviewed, 3 issues per year. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rijj20/current#.VJP7XT3pAA

  • Since 2014, Editorial Board, Behavioral Science (ISSN 2076-328X); peer reviewed, open access.
  • Guest Editor of Behavioral Sciences special issue: Theory and Practice of Analytical Psychology, 2013-2014; open access: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/behavsci/special_issues/analytical-psychology.
  • Since 2013, Editorial Board, Quandrant (ISSN 0033-‐5010).
  • Since 2012, Editorial Board, Spring, Journal of Archetype and Culture, (ISSN 1934-2039/1934-2047

Recognition/Awards

  • 2018:  £75,000 Corporate Grant, All Saints Educational Trust. PI.
  • 2018:  Bangor University Student Led Teaching Award: Thesis/Supervisor of the Year.
  • 2017:  Bangor University Student Led Teaching Award: Outstanding Pastoral Support
  • 2016:  Bangor University Student Led Teaching Award: Wildcard Award
  • 2014:  Bangor University Teaching Fellowship Award/ £1000 
  • 2013:  $4500  Mythos Grant/ Visiting Scholarship, Opus Archives and Research Center USA. 
  • 2013:  Bangor University Student Led Teaching Award: Teacher of the Year
  • 2012:  £2000 Artellus Small Grant. PI.
  • 2013-2017: Shortlisted for various other Bangor University Student Led Teaching Awards, in various categrories. 

Grant Awards and Projects

Grant Awards and Recognition

  • 2018:  £75,000 Corporate Grant, All Saints Educational Trust. PI.
  • 2018:  Bangor University Student Led Teaching Award: Thesis/Supervisor of the Year.
  • 2017:  Bangor University Student Led Teaching Award: Outstanding Pastoral Support
  • 2016:  Bangor University Student Led Teaching Award: Wildcard Award
  • 2014:  Bangor University Teaching Fellowship Award/ £1000 
  • 2013:  $4500  Mythos Grant/ Visiting Scholarship, Opus Archives and Research Center USA.
  • 2013:  Bangor University Student Led Teaching Award: Teacher of the Year
  • 2012:  £2000 Artellus Small Grant. PI
  • 2013-2017: Shortlisted for various other Bangor University Student Led Teaching Awards, in various categrories.

Current Projects

I am currently working on two projects.

1. 'RE-Connect':  A research and outreach programme (funded by All Saints Educational Trust) to establish a pedagogical network for the teaching of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Ethics in Schools across North Wales and the West of England.  

2. Nietzsche and Architecture : Research into the influence of the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche on architectural design and practice.

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