Dylan Trigg is a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow at the University of Memphis, Department of Philosophy and at University College Dublin, School of Philosophy working on the phenomenology of anxiety. His Marie Curie proposal ranked as the second highest in Europe in the year 2013, earning an overall score of 99.1% (More here).

He has held CNRS/VolkswagenStiftung postdoctoral positions at  the Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie Appliquée (2011-2012) and Les Archives Husserl, École Normale Supérieure (2012-2013). He was also an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at UCD, School of Philosophy researching the prehistory of the body in Merleau-Ponty's ontology (2012-2014). Collaborators include Dorothée Legrand (ENS), Shaun Gallagher (UOM), and Dermot Moran (UCD).

He earned his PhD at the University of Sussex (2009), submitting a thesis on the materiality of memory. His thesis was supervised by Tanja Staehler and Paul Davies, and examined by Edward S. Casey (Stony Brook) and Celine Surprenant (University of Sussex). His research includes: phenomenology and existentialism; philosophies of subjectivity and embodiment; aesthetics and philosophies of art; and philosophies of space and place.

Major research awards have been received from Marie Curie Actions; The Wellcome Trust; The Irish Research Council; Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science [declined]; and Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique.

Recent lecture invitations have come from Harvard University, DePaul University, and Stendhal University, Grenoble. He has been a visiting researcher at Duquesne University, a visiting lecturer at the University of Montana, and a visiting scholar at the College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as part of their Placemaking Lecture Series (funded by the Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund).


Trigg's work has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Latvian, and French. His recent articles have appeared in Continental Philosophy Review; Chiasmi International; Emotion, Space, and Society; and Memory Studies.

He is the author of the following books:

Topophobia: a Phenomenology of Anxiety (Forthcoming - London: Bloomsbury)

The Thing: a Phenomenology of Horror (Winchester: Zero Books, 2014)

The Memory of Place: a Phenomenology of the Uncanny (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012)

The Aesthetics of Decay: Nothingness, Nostalgia and the Absence of Reason (New York: Peter Lang, 2006)

With Dorothée Legrand, he is the editor of:

Unconsciousness Between Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis (Contributions to Phenomenology) (Forthcoming: New York/Heidelberg: Springer).

  • For a complete list of publications, see here

  • For a CV, see here

  • For Google Scholar, see here


UCD School of Philosophy 
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Department of Philosophy
University of Memphis
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