Phillip Henry received a 2021 Botstiber Grant to complete the research towards an intellectual history of interwar Freudian psychoanalysis. Titled States of Exception: The Interwar Crisis and the Remaking of Psychoanalysis, this monograph study focuses on the entwined practical and theoretical revisions of Freudianism over the 1920s and 1930s. Focusing on a group of pioneering analysts working mainly in Vienna but also in Budapest, Berlin, and London, this project explores how the social and political turmoil of the times led to a rethinking of the Freudian theory of the self, of the technique of analytic therapy, and indeed, of the very politics of psychoanalysis.
Phillip Henry is currently a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the South University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen. In Fall 2021, he will join the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago as a Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division.