Mugerauer To Keynote at Giving Voice to Experience Conference

Written by Laura Paskin
October 21, 2016

Robert Mugerauer, PhD, Dean Emeritus and Professor at the University of Washington, will give a keynote address at the 10th annual Giving Voice to Experience Conference on January 27, 2017. His presentation, “Understanding Loss Through the Humanities and the Arts,” will address how particular works of art and culture can inform our understanding of loss.

The Giving Voice to Experience conference focuses on how qualitative research gives voice to experience and thereby informs the practice of psychotherapy.

“There is an overlap between qualitative research and the humanities,” said Professor Steen Halling. “Dr. Mugerauer is a noted phenomenologist whose latest book examines responses to loss in philosophy and the arts.”

Mugerauer, a noted phenomenologist, is a prolific scholar. His current research applies continental thought and dynamic complexity to urbanism and issues of well-being. His books include Responding to Loss: Heideggerian Reflections, on Literature, Architecture and Film, Environmental Dilemmas: Ethical Decision Making, with Lynne Manzo, Interpretations on Behalf of Place: Environmental Displacements and Alternative Responses, and Interpreting Environments: Tradition, Deconstruction, Hermeneutics.

“Facing Trauma and Loss with the Resources of the Humanities and the Arts” is set for January 27, 2017, 7:30-9 p.m., in Wyckoff Auditorium. This lecture is free and open to the public.