Leswin Laubscher

Associate Professor & Dept. Chair
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Psychology

215 Rockwell Hall
Phone: 412.396.1843
laubscher@duq.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University, 1995
M. Psych., Counseling and Clinical Psychology, University of the Western Cape
B.A. Hons., Psychology, University of the Western Cape
B.A., Afrikaans, English, Psychology, University of the Western Cape
Bio and Expertise

Bio

Dr. Leswin Laubscher counts teaching, research, and clinical experience as a psychologist in both the United States and South Africa. He holds degrees from Northwestern University in Evanston, and the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Recent research interests and publications have examined the intersection of culture and psychology, apartheid and psychology, and the importance of the philosophies of Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Levinas, and Frantz Fanon for psychology.

Dr. Laubscher serves as the current chairperson of the psychology department at Duquesne. He has also held honorary and external appointments in addition to that at Duquesne, for example at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, and currently as Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Expertise

• Philosophical Psychology (Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida
• Poststructuralism
• Hermeneutics
• Qualitative and Interpretative Research
• Cultural Psychology
• Psychoanalysis
• Psychotherapy

Recent Publications

Publications

(Only recent publications are listed - a list of faculty publications prior to 2010 can be found here)

Laubscher, L., Hook, D., & Desai, M. (2021). Of bodies that matter. In Laubscher, L., D. Hook, & M. Desai (Eds.), Fanon, Phenomenology, and Psychology. New York: Routledge.

Laubscher. L., & Mbuqe, S. (2020).  A Case Study of 'Necklacing': When the Case has a Face. Psychology in Society, 59, 66-85.

Laubscher, L. (Ed.). (under contract). Levinas and Psychology.

Laubscher, L., Hook, D., & Desai, M. (Eds.) (2021) Fanon, Phenomenology, and Psychology. New York Routledge.

Laubscher, L. (2016). Introduction to Psychology as a Human Science. San Diego, CA: Cognella Publishers.

Fischer, C., Laubscher, L., & Brooke, R. (Eds.) (2016). The Qualitative Vision for Psychology: An Invitation to a Human Science Approach. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press.

Laubscher, L. (2014). Tolbos deur Irma Joubert-'n Soeke na Tuiskoms. Litnet. doi: http://www.litnet.co.za/tolbos-deur-irma-joubert-n-soeke-na-tuiskoms/

Laubscher, L. (2013). Theorising the Archive, in G. Stevens, N. Duncan, & D. Hook (Eds.), Race, Memory and the Apartheid Archive: Towards a Transformative Psychosocial Praxis. Palgrave McMillan: London.

Laubscher, L. (2013). Working with the Apartheid Archive, in Stevens, N. Duncan, & D. Hook (Eds.), Race, Memory and the Apartheid Archive: Towards a Transformative Psychosocial Praxis. Palgrave McMillan: London.

Ratele, K., & Laubscher, L. (2013). Archiving white lives, historicizing whiteness. Stevens, N. Duncan, & D. Hook (Eds.), Race, Memory and the Apartheid Archive: Towards a Transformative Psychosocial Praxis. Palgrave McMillan: London.

Laubscher, L. (2012). Of Odysseus and Abraham: Nostalgia, Heimwee, and the ways (of) home. Peace and conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 18(3), 214-224.

Ratele, K. & Laubscher, L. (2011). Making white lives: Neglected meanings of whiteness from apartheid South Africa. Psychology in Society, 40, 83-99.

Stevens, G., & Laubscher, L. (2011). Editor's Introduction: Facing the archive. Psychology in Society, 40.

Laubscher, L. (2010). Working with the Apartheid Archive, or of witness and testimony. Psychology in Society, 40, 49-63.

Laubscher, L. (2010). Facing the Apartheid Archive, or, of archons and researchers. South African Journal of Psychology, 40(4), 370-381.

Other Scholarly Work

Undergraduate Courses

  • Science, Psychology, and the Holocaust, (Spring Break Away)

Graduate Courses

  • Psychology and Culture Diversity
  • Philosophical Psychology-Levinas
  • Philosophical Psychology-Derrida