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Department Events

A Hidden Wholeness

the Zen Photography of Thomas Merton

Exhibition and Public talks Sept 16 through November 8
All events are free and open to the public

2019 Lacan's Écrits Conference


2019 Dissertation Defenses

May 6, 2019

2:00 pm, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Ashley Gill, M.A.

Reclaiming Embodiment: An existential-phenomenological exploration of women's tattoos

Director: Eva Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Susan Goldberg, Ph.D., and Lori Koelsch, Ph.D.


April 8, 2019

10:00 a.m., 202 Rockwell 

Patrick O'Brien

The Yips: A phenomenological investigation into the experience of a lost movement

Director: Eva Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Alexander Kranjec, Ph.D., and Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D., 


April 29, 2019
2:00 pm, 202 Rockwell Hall

Celeste Pietrusza

Kink in flux: BDSM theory & sexual praxis

Director: Lori Koelsch, Ph.D.
Readers: Drs. Barnard and Hook.


March 22, 2019

3:30 pm, Rangos outdoor patio if weather permitting
202 Rockwell Hall if raining

Dorothy Cashore

Listen for the desert: An ecopsychological autoethnography

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Readers: Suzanne Barnard, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Fein, Ph.D.


January 18, 2019

9:30 am, Rockwell Hall room 202

Rebecca Marcelina Gimeno

A darker side of Venus: An empirical-phenomenological study of women's negative experiences encountering pornographic imagery

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Readers: Lori Koelsch, Ph.D. and Russell Walsh, Ph.D.


11:00 am, Rockwell Hall room 202

Elizabeth Samson, MA

Beyond a reasonable doubt: A discourse analysis of forensic and psychological truth in child narratives

Director: Lori E. Koelsch, Ph.D.
Readers: Jessie Goicoechea, Ph.D., and Russell Walsh, Ph.D., 

Silverman Symposium

Each year, the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center holds a Symposium on a specific theme, featuring internationally renowned scholars in phenomenology.

Recent Talks and Events

Visit this page for a look at some of the recent talks and events the Department of Psychology sponsored