Event

Collaboration as Psychosocial Method: Notes from the Waiting Times Project

Inaugural lecture with Lisa Baraitser of the "Researching the Unconscious: The Essex Summer School in Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Research Methods 2021"

  • Fri 4 Jun 21

    11:30 - 12:30

  • Online

  • Event speaker

    Professor Lisa Baraitser , Birkbeck

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Professor Raluca Soreanu

Join us for this inaugural lecture with Lisa Baraitser of the "Researching the Unconscious: The Essex Summer School in Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Research Methods 2021"

In this talk, Lisa Baraitser will address questions of research methods from the perspective of collaboration and the impossibility of working alone. Whether we work in interdisciplinary research teams, or as sole researchers working on theoretical, historical or conceptual issues, we are always working with others, both internally and externally. We therefore find ourselves radically dependent on others to make new knowledge in the world, a process that is not necessarily harmonious, and can be full of archaic terrors that are played out and reworked as the research unfolds.

She will draw on recent collaborative work with a team of researchers who are investigating time’s obdurateness and how this relates to practices of care, to think about ‘waiting together’ as a form of research practice.

The Speaker

Lisa Baraitser is Professor of Psychosocial Theory, Birkbeck, University of London, and a Psychoanalyst (Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society) in practice in London. She is author of the award winning monograph Maternal Encounters: The Ethics of Interruption (Routledge, 2009) and Enduring Time (Bloomsbury, 2017). With Laura Salisbury (University of Exeter) she is the Principle Investigator on the research project Waiting Times, funded by the Wellcome Trust, investigating the relation between time and healthcare in the modern period.

The Chair 

Raluca Soreanu is Reader in Psychoanalytic Studies at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. She is a psychoanalyst, effective member of Círculo Psicanalítico do Rio de Janeiro, and the author of Working-through Collective Wounds: Trauma, Denial, Recognition in the Brazilian Uprising (Palgrave, 2018). Raluca is an Academic Associate of the Freud Museum.

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