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Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Psychology

215 Rockwell Hall
Phone: 412.396.1843

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
Bio

Dr. Leswin Laubscher counts teaching, research, and clinical experience as a psychologist in both the United States and South Africa. Recent research interests and publications have examined the intersection of culture and psychology, and the importance of the philosophies of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas for psychology. Dr. Laubscher is also one of the principal researchers in an expansive international study that seeks to archive and analyze memories of Apartheid experiences.

Recent Publications

Publications

Laubscher. (In Press). Introduction to Psychology as a Human Science. Pittsburgh.

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). Section Introduction: 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.

Laubscher, L. (2008). Climbing Mount Nebo, outlining ethnography. Grammata.

Laubscher, L. (2006). Color in the interstice, or what color this faculty of color. In C. Stanley (Ed.), Faculty of color teaching in predominantly white colleges and universities. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company.

Thompson, V., & Laubscher, L. (2006). Violence, re-membering, and healing: A textual reading of Drawings for Projection by William Kentridge. South African Journal of Psychology, 36(4), 813-829.

Laubscher, L. (2005). Afrikaner identity and the music of Johannes Kerkorrel. South African Journal of Psychology, 35(2), 308-330.

Laubscher, L. (2005). Toward a (de)constructive psychology of African American men. Journal of Black Psychology, 31 (2), 111-129.

Laubscher, L. (2003). Suicide in a South African Town: A Cultural-Psychological Investigation. South African Journal of Psychology, 33(3), 133-143.

Laubscher, L., & Powell, S (2003). Skinning the Drum: Teaching about diversity as -other-. Harvard Educational Review, 73(2), 203-224.

Other Scholarly Work
Undergraduate Courses

Science, Psychology, and the Holocaust, (Spring Break Away), PSYC 204

Graduate Courses

Psychology and Culture Diversity, PSYC 674

Philosophical Psychology-Levinas, PSYC 620, FA13

Philosophical Psychology-Derrida, PSYC 620, FA11