Fulbright Freud Visiting Lecturer of Psychoanalysis

Since 1999, the Sigmund Freud Foundation and the Austrian Fulbright Commission invite American scientists for a study visit which is combined with a visiting professorship on a university in Vienna.

Information for Applicants

Category: Lecturing/Research

Location: Sigmund Freud Foundation and Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna

Benefits: This award includes a travel grant of Euro 800, medical and accident insurance, and a monthly stipend of Euro 3,300 per month for four months.

Language: The Austrian Fulbright Commission expects Fulbright-Freud scholars to have a high level of German proficiency, although English may be used as the language of instruction.

Elegibility: All applicants must have US Citizenship.
(US Green Card, Permanent Residency or Residency Permit is not sufficient)

Qualifications: Open to associate and full professors. Several years of teaching/lecturing or professional experience in relevant fields of psychoanalysis.

Grant Activity: Conduct research at the Sigmund Freud Foundation in Vienna and teach one course or seminar on a topic related to the research project at a Viennese host institution. Details of teaching assignment are to be arranged by the Sigmund Freud Foundation and the Austrian Fulbright Commission in consultation with grantee.

Specialization(s): human sciences, cultural studies, theory and/or practice of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic studies, neurosciences in relation to psychoanalysis, arts related to psychoanalysis.

Comments: Applicants must solicit a letter of invitation from the Sigmund Freud Foundation by submitting a curriculum vitae and research/lecturing proposal. Visit www.freud-museum.at for more information about the Freud Museum.

Please apply directly to www.fulbright.at
Contact information Sigmund Freud Museum: Dr. Daniela Finzi, Research, Sigmund Freud Foundation, Berggasse 19, 1090 Vienna, AUSTRIA; ph. +43 1 319 15 96; e-Mail: office(at)freud-museum.at.

2019 Chris Coffman

Chris Coffman is Professor of English and affiliated with the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Her research uses psychoanalytic, feminist, and queer theories to analyze twentieth and twenty-first century literature, visual art, and film from Great Britain, continental Europe, and the United States.  Her first monograph, Insane Passions: Lesbianism and Psychosis in Literature and Film, appeared in December 2006 from Wesleyan University Press;  her second, Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity, was published in June 2018 by Edinburgh University Press. She has also written articles on psychoanalytic queer and trans theory, queer film, Franz Kafka's The Trial, James Joyce's Ulysses,Monique Truong's The Book of Salt, and Virginia Woolf's Orlando.  A past participant in a NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) seminar on “Modernist Paris,” she is currently at work on new articles on Woolf’s The Waves and Orlando as well as a third monograph called Queer Traversals

Queer Traversals, the subject of Professor Coffman’s research as the Fulbright-Freud Fellow, critically revises Lacanian psychoanalysis to argue that sexual difference is not transhistorical but rather a historically contingent fantasy that psychoanalytic theorists need to go beyond to better register the implications of diverse sexualities and modes of embodiment. While in Austria, Professor Coffman is also teaching a course on “Queer Theories” for the Gender Studies MA Program at the University of Vienna. 

2018 Donna Orange

Clinical Assistant Professor in the Relational Track, Donna Orange is educated in both philosophy and clinical psychology. She teaches at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis (Relational Track), at IPSS (Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York) and also at ISIPSé (Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychology of the Self and Relational Psychoanalysis) in Milan and Rome. She runs study groups in philosophy, in the history of psychoanalysis, and in contemporary relational psychoanalysis. She is author of Emotional Understanding: Studies in Psychoanalytic Psychology (1995); Thinking for Clinicians: Philosophical Resources for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Humanistic Psychotherapies (2010), and The Suffering Stranger: Hermeneutics for Everyday Clinical Practice (2011). With George Atwood and Robert Stolorow she has written Working Intersubjectively: Contextualism in Psychoanalytic Practice and Worlds of Experience (1997); Interweaving Philosophical and Clinical Dimensions in Psychoanalysis (2002). With Roger Frie, she co-edited Beyond Postmodernism: Extending the Reach of Clinical Theory (2009). Her philosophical studies include pragmatism, ethics, phenomenology, and many topics in the history of philosophy. In psychoanalysis, she wonders about the ways in which traumatic experience and fixed ideas, including especially her own, interact to inhibit dialogue and hospitality. She now lives in Claremont, California.

As Fulbright-Freud Fellow, she is working on a new book (“Hearing Silenced Voices: Psychoanalysis, History, and Radical Ethics”), and she teaches at the Universität Wien, Institut für Bildungswissenschaft, at the Universitätslehrgang „Individualpsychologie und Selbstpsychologie“.

2017 Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson is associate professor of art history at Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught previously at Parsons School of Design and Kendall College of Art and Design. He received his BA in art history and German Studies from Williams College and his Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University, where he wrote a dissertation on the Viennese design reformer Jakob von Falke. Current research and teaching focus on the history of modern design, museums and exhibitions, and the intersection of design with scientific discourses. Publications include an article on color theory in the journal West 86th (2015), an article on Ringstrasse-era exhibition culture in Centropa (2015), an essay on Viennese taste in the exhibition catalog Klimt und die Ringstrasse (2015), and several reviews of books and exhibitions on Viennese art and design.

As Fulbright-Freud Fellow, he will be working on the research project “Sigmund Freud, Interior Decorator,” which reevaluates the Berggasse interiors in relationship to nineteenth-century theories of color and the mind. At the Universität für angewandte Kunst he will be teaching a seminar on “Design and Psychology.”