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Second Wave Innovators of the Department

Suzanne Barnard, Ph.D.

Dr. Barnard received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Loyola University in Chicago (1992). After completing a postdoctoral research year in psycholinguistics at Georgetown University, she joined the faculty at Duquesne in Fall 1993. Dr. Barnard's areas of interest include: historical and post-structuralist approaches to language, subjectivity, and affect, psychoanalysis, and the French feminist theories of Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray. Dr. Barnard also writes in film theory (currently focused on Deleuzean approaches to cinema, affect and subjectivity), and has presented on the film work of Pedro Costa, Ben Russell, and John Akomfrah. Her research engages psychology, philosophy, film, and ethnography, and she has taught courses on Deleuze and collaborative aesthetics, on psychology, migration and "slow cinema," and on the posthuman in science fiction film.

Some of Dr. Barnard's published and presented papers include such themes as French feminism and sexual difference, consciousness in existential and cognitive psychology, and hermeneutic metholodogy. She has co-edited with B. Fink, Reading Seminar XX: Lacan's Major Work on Love Knowledge, and Feminine Sexuality, (State University of New York Press, 2002). In 2016, Dr. Barnard, along with Sofia Borges, directed the short film Maxamba www.maxambafilm.com.