About the IAJS

The IAJS exists to promote and develop Jungian and post-Jungian studies and scholarship on an international basis.

2024-2027 IAJS Board of Directors & Officers

    • Marybeth Carter, Chair
    • Jonathan Vaughn, Treasurer
    • Gustavo Beck, Secretary
    • Henk Blezer
    • Robin McCoy Brooks, IJJS Co-Editor
    • Melissa Corter
    • Dresse Dragana Favre
    • Camilla Giambonini
    • Erik Goodwyn, IJJS Co-Editor
    • Lynne Radomsky
    • Susanna Ruebsaat 

The 2023 IAJS’ C. G. Jung Award to Susan Rowland, Ph.D.

Susan Rowland, Ph.D.

Susan Rowland, Ph.D., was the founding chair of IAJS 2003-6, having previously been convenor of the steering group set up after the IAAP Academic Conference in 2002. She shares the honor of this award with members of that steering group and the first IAJS committee because the essential collaborative work of extending, deepening, and exploring the multidisciplinary Jungian studies field is/was a real creative endeavor much undervalued.

Susan’s research contribution to Jungian studies stems from an attempt to articulate a literary theory of Jung, which at times has produced publications of Jungian literary theory. Prominent books here are Jung as a Writer (2005), The Ecocritical Psyche (2012), Remembering Dionysus (2017), and Jungian Literary Criticism (2019). However, her best-known book is Jung: A Feminist Revision (2002), recently translated into Portuguese and Japanese.

Seeing Jung as a conservative with revolutionary ideas, Susan regards Jung’s sense of the importance of the other, the marginal, the repressed, and forgotten, as far more radical than he himself wished. Not only does this make misogynist Jung an unlikely feminist, but his work also contains the seeds of a social justice re-orientation of the academy. Put another way, Susan’s literary and feminist account of Jung becomes transdisciplinarity and a progressive new research methodology in the book she co-authored with Joel Weishaus, Jungian Arts-Based Research and The Nuclear Enchantment of New Mexico (2021).

Jungian arts-based research is not Susan’s invention, being practiced importantly by Shaun McNiff and building upon the social science work of Patricia Leavy. However, the book Jungian Arts-Based Research makes this important liberatory paradigm explicitly available. It is, moreover the reason that Susan’s research continues seamlessly into examining twenty-first-century social problems through writing about the mysteries in the mysteries. Her two novels so far in the Mary Wandwalker series, The Sacred Well Murders (2022) and The Alchemy Fire Murder (2023), are not the equivalent of essays. Rather, they are experimental discoveries of shadow and archetypes in modern racism, western indigeneity, the marginalized feminine, encounters in colonial America, and the insidious nature of white supremacy today.

In 2007, Susan was promoted to Professor of English and Jungian Studies at Greenwich University, UK. Since 2010, she has been teaching Jung, feminism, and Jungian Arts-Based Research at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies hybrid doctoral program and the hybrid MA in Depth Psychology and Creativity with an Emphasis on the Humanities and the Arts. She lives in Oregon, USA, with the poet Joel Weishaus.


We are proud to announce that the new Executive Committee has taken office, with the following portfolios: 

Stephen Farah, co-chair
Marybeth Carter, co-chair
Camilla Giambonini, conferences sub-committee
Roger Brooke
Robin McCoy Brooks, chair of online seminars and IJJS co-editor
Erik Goodwyn, IJJS co-editor
Jon Mills, chair of book award programme and Brill liaison
Marisa Swank
Jonathan Vaughn, chair of IT
Robin Brown

Best wishes,

Camilla Giambonini co-chair, on behalf of
The Executive Committee, IAJS

Michael Glock Ph.D. Membership Secretary and website architect, editor.
Email Michael Glock if you require website or membership.

2017-2020 BOARD MEMBERS are:

The board members 2017-2020 are:
Dr Kiley Laughlin, Co-Chair, USA.
Dr Elizabeth Brodersen, Co-Chair; IAAP Liaison; Switzerland
Dr David Barton, Hon Treasurer; USA
Prof. Dr Roger Brooke USA
Robin McCoy Brooks, Chair online seminars; IJJS Co-editor in chief with Dr Erik Goodwyn, USA.
Camilla Giambonini, Hon Secretary, UK.
Stephen Farah, Moderator, South Africa
Prof. Jon Mills, IJJS liaison, Canada
Prof. Konoyu Nakamura, Japan

The current IAJS bylaws are:

The IAJS is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to the exploration and exchange of views about all aspects of the broader cultural legacy of Jung’s work and the history of analytical psychology. Through the development of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, the IAJS aims to aid the understanding of contemporary cultural trends and the history of psychological and cultural tendencies. For example, the association promotes:

  • Scholarship relating analytical psychology to the arts and humanities, social sciences and philosophy as well as clinical, methodological and theoretical research
  • The application of the concepts of Jungian and post-Jungian analytical psychology to literature, theatre, film and media studies, religious studies
  • Applications in medicine, physics, and the philosophy and history of science
  • Practice-based research in education, culture, therapy and the arts

The IAJS is set up to organise conferences, facilitate academic exchange, and maintain a website and keep in contact with existing professional organisations of Jungian analysts and psychotherapists worldwide.
It is committed to the ideals of academic freedom and equal opportunities, and is committed to pursuing opportunities for scholarly publishing as an important method of disseminating research.
Until 2007, the Association collaborated with the London Jung Club in the long-standing journal Harvest: International Journal for Jungian Studies. Our Association will now produce its own independent journal, International Journal for Jungian Studies (under development), as the official journal for the IAJS.

Membership is open to those from any discipline, artistic or cultural practice, including analysts and psychotherapists, with an interest in Jungian and post-Jungian studies at a scholarly level.
All members shall have equal voting rights.
Masters and doctoral students and candidates undertaking clinical trainings may pay dues at a reduced rate.

Organisational Structure
Following the IAAP Academic Conference, a group of about 30 academics and analysts held preliminary discussions leading to the formation of a steering group. The main tasks of the steering group, which continued to report to the larger group, were to establish the initial membership of the Association prior to elections and make arrangements for the website and electronic communication.

In November 2003, the IAJS membership elected the first Executive Committee. The second elections were held in 2006. Recent former members include:

  • Maryann Barone-Chapman (UK)
  • Ien Hazebroek-BujisThe Netherlands
  • Kristine Connidis Canada
  • Frances Gray (Chair) Australia
  • Lucy Huskinson (UK)
  • Raya Jones UK
  • Alberto Lima (Brazil)
  • Claudio De Paula, Brazil
  • Renos Papadopoulos (Editor, IJJS journal), UK
  • Lee Robbins, USA
  • Susan Rowland (chair) UK
  • Andrew Samuels (UK)
  • David Tacey (Australia)

The IAJS Executive committee in (2009-2011) existed with the committee members and responsibilities below:

  • Daniel  Andersen, discussion moderator
  • Leslie  Gardner, membership secretary, liaison IJJS
  • Michael  Glock, – ex officio, marketing u0026amp; website master
  • Donald  Fredericksen, chair
  • Kevin  Lu, academic outreach
  • Mark  Saban, IAAP-IAJS liaison
  • Stephani  Stephens, academic outreach
  • Joel  Weishaus, backup moderation

The IAJS Executive Committee in (2011 -2014) existed with the committee members and responsibilities below.

  • Daniel Anderson, USA., discussion moderator
  • Dr. Elizabeth Brodersen, Switzerland
  • Dr Leslie Gardner, UK, (ex officio), membership secretary + IJJS liaison
  • Dr. Michael Glock, digital architect, USA
  • Stephen Farah (IAJS list moderator)
  • Dr. Donald Lawrence Fredericksen (chairman) USA
  • Dr. Luke Hockley, editor IJJS (ex officio) UK
  • Dr. Lucy Huskinson, editor IJJS (ex officio) UK
  • Dr. Kevin Lu, UK
  • Mark Saban, UK
  • Stephani Stephens, USA., academic outreach
  • Joel Weishaus, USA (ex officio)

The new IAJS Executive committee (November 2014-2017) and responsibilities:

  • Dr. David Barton Honorary Treasurer – USA
  • Dr. Elizabeth Brodersen Co-Chair IAJS. IAAP Liason – Switzerland
  • Dr. Marybeth Carter – USA
  • Peter T. Dunlap Honorary Secretary – USA
  • Dr. Michael Glock, Co-Chair IAJS. Digital Architecture – USA
  • Stephen Farah, List Moderator IAJS – South Africa
  • Dr. Luke Hockley Editor IJJS (ex officio) – UK
  • Dr. Lucy Huskinson Editor IJJS (ex officio) – UK
  • Jean Hinson Lall Honorary Historian-Parliamentarian u0026amp; Assistant Secretary – USA
  • Dr. Konoyu Nakamura – Japan

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