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27 June 2018 - 18:15: Professor Derek Hook on Fanon’s Lacan

Recent research has concluded that the anti-colonial psychiatrist and revolutionary, Frantz Fanon, was more influenced by the work of Jacques Lacan than had often been previously imagined. Building on this research, the current paper aims not only to consider further how Lacan’s work may have influenced Fanon (in sometimes less than obvious ways), but to propose that Fanon’s work anticipated a series of trends in the latter Lacan’s work

20 July 2018 - 18:00: Applicant Evening for CertHE Psychodynamic Counselling and Skills in a Psychosocial Framework

Information event for current and prospective applicants.

PhD Studentship in Psychosocial Studies

Three-year doctoral studentship fully-funded by a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Award

Association for Psychosocial Studies Biennial Conference

Birkbeck academics speaking at conference in Bournemouth

Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentship

New studentship opportunity to take part in joint research between UCL and Birkbeck

Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowships

Postdoctoral researchers from Commonwealth countries invited to visit under fellowship scheme

Scholarship Opportunity for PhD Applicants

ESRC Scholarships in Psychosocial Studies, Sociology and Gender Studies

Book launch: Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs

A new book by Birkbeck's Dr Bruna Seu provided material for a fascinating conversation between leading members of humanitarian and international development organisations about how the sector can more effectively gain support for their work and promote public engagement.

Money matters for higher education access

Prospective students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are now "far more likely" to be discouraged from applying to university because of a fear of debt than those with the same grades from wealthier backgrounds.

Research and teaching opportunities

Department recruiting for lecturer and postdoctoral researcher

Psychoanalysis video

Psychoanalysis at Birkbeck

Psychoanalysis is central to the interests of many members of the Department of Psychosocial Studies. See them and others discuss psychoanalysis at Birkbeck in Spaces of Psychoanalysis, directed by Bartek Dziadosz and produced by Lily Ford. Derek Jarman Lab, 2016.