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Professor Sonu Shamdasani works on the history of psychiatry, psychology and the human sciences, in the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century.
Formation of Modern Psychological Disciplines
My research follows two intersecting vertices: the reconstruction of the formation of modern psychological disciplines and therapeutics from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, and a reconstruction of the formation of work of Jung, based on primary archival materials. In addition, I have been overseeing a project to edit Jung’s unpublished manuscripts (www.philemonfoundation.org).
From 1993 to 2011, I was at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, which became the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, where I was Acting Director from 2009-10. After the closure of the Centre, I moved to the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, where I established the Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines, and teach on the taught PhD programme on Psychoanalytic Studies in the Psychoanalysis Unit.
|1984||BA, Philosophy, Bristol University|
|1994||MSc, History of Science and Medicine, University College London/Imperial College|
|1996||PhD in History of Medicine Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine/UCL|
|1996||Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 1996-1999,Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine/UCL|
|1999-2005||Research Associate, Wellcome Institue for the History of Medicine/ Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL|
|2000-2||Consulting Faculty Member, Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco, USA|
|2003||Distinguished Consulting Faculty Member, Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco|
|2006||Philemon Reader in Jung History, The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL|
|2008-10||Wellcome Trust History of Medicine Grant Panel|
|2009||Philemon Professor of Jung, The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL|
|2009-10||Acting Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL|
|2011-||Director, UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines|
|2012-||Visiting Professor, L’Institut universitaire d'histoire de la médecine et de la santé publique, Lausanne, Switzerland|
C. G. Jung: A Biography in Books, (New York, W. W. Norton, 2012).
(With Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen) The Freud Files: An Inquiry into the History of Psychoanalysis (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Jung Stripped Bare by his Biographers, Even (London: Karnac Books, 2004).
Jung and the Making of Modern Psychology: The Dream of a Science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).
Cult Fictions: C. G. Jung and the Founding of Analytical Psychology (London: Routledge, 1998).
Editor, C. G. Jung, Introduction to Jungian Psychology: Notes on the Seminar in Analytical Psychology Given by Jung in 1925 (Princeton, New Jersey, Philemon Series, 2011).
Editor, C. G. Jung, The Red Book: Liber Novus, translated by Mark Kyburz, John Peck and Sonu Shamdasani, (New York: W. W. Norton, Philemon Series, 2009).
Editor, C. G. Jung, Seminar series, The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga, Bollingen Series, (Princeton New Jersey/London: Princeton University Press/Routledge, 1996).
Editor, Michael Fordham, Analyst-Patient Interaction: Collected Papers on Technique (London: Routledge, 1996).
Editor, Théodore Flournoy, From India to the Planet Mars: A Case of Multiple Personality with Imaginary Languages by (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1994).
Editor (with Michael Münchow), Speculations after Freud, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Culture (London: Routledge, 1994).
For articles, book chapters, other publications and translations, see www.ucl.ac.uk/research/publications