is an IRC post-doctoral research fellow at UCD, School of Philosophy. He
is also a visiting researcher at Les Archives
Husserl, École Normale Supérieure, working in conjunction with Dorothée
Legrand. He was previously a post-doctoral researcher at The Centre de
Recherche en Épistémologie Appliquée, Paris.
For several years, he taught philosophy at the University of
Sussex. He earned his PhD at the same university, 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 Surpenant (University of Sussex). He has been a visiting scholar
at Duquesne University, USA, a guest lecturer at the University of
Montana, USA, and an invited speaker to several conferences.
His research includes: phenomenology (especially Merleau-Ponty, Levinas,
Bachelard, Husserl, and Heidegger); the phenomenology of place
(especially spatial phobias, memory and materiality, and the aesthetics
of space); psychoanalysis (Freud and Lacan); and various aspects of bodily existence (intersubjectivity,
identity, and affectivity).
In addition to several articles, Trigg is the author of:
The Memory of Place: a Phenomenology of the
(Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012)
The Aesthetics of Decay: Nothingness, Nostalgia
and the Absence of Reason
(New York: Peter Lang, 2006)
He is currently working on a monograph looking at the phenomenology of