Dylan Trigg is an IRC research fellow at UCD, School of Philosophy working on a project concerning the prehistory of the body in Merleau-Ponty's ontology (2012-2014). From 2014 to 2017, he will be a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Memphis, Department of Philosophy (in conjunction with Shaun Gallagher) and UCD (in conjunction with Dermot Moran) 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).

Since 2011, he has collaborated with Dorothée Legrand in Paris as a CNRS/VolkswagenStiftung postdoctoral researcher at both the Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie Appliquée and Les Archives Husserl, École Normale Supérieure. Together, they are editing a series of books on the relation between phenomenology and psychoanalysis.

For several years, he taught philosophy at the University of Sussex (2006-2010). He earned his PhD at the same university (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 (especially Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, and Bachelard); psychoanalysis (Freud and Lacan); and various aspects of bodily existence (intersubjectivity, identity, and alterity).

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 (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).


All materials © Dylan Trigg 2014