Jacob Glazier, Ph.D.

General Biography

Jacob W. Glazier, PhD, LPC, NCC holds an Assistant Professor of Psychology appointment in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Glazier's research tends towards a transdisciplinary approach via theoretical and philosophical models and includes subjects like critical theory, embodiment, and desire as well as their relation to praxis and clinical practice. His work has been published in academic journals that include Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, Subjectivity, Mortality, Critical Horizons, Rhizomes, Journal for Cultural Research, and others. His most recent book with Bloomsbury Publishing is entitled, Arts of Subjectivity: A New Animism for the Post-Media Era.

Current Scholarship

Furthering my previous work, I am examining ecosophy, how it is situated with regard to eco-psychology and ecological psychology, using the similar, yet divergent scholarship of Félix Guattari and Arne Næss. My chief aim is to decenter subjectivity on stronger philosophical grounds in terms of its human exceptionalism, specifically regarding privileged claims to consciousness, language, and emotion. Indigenous and geographically local stories, myths, and legends - otherwise known as folklore - are a powerful means by which to reground subjectivity, in both the philosophical and transpersonal sense, while simultaneously calling into question more normative understandings of the "natural" world.

In addition, I am the co-editor of the tri-yearly publication Mindfield: The Bulletin of the Parapsychological Association continuing the legacy of parapsychological research at the University of West Georgia. I am interested in exploring the problematics of exceptional experience, psi as a critique of physicalist science, and the deconstruction of skeptical explanations of the paranormal. This approach I have referred to as critical parapsychology: How can researchers use the knowledge and tropes from parapsychology to challenge the hegemony of orthodox science?

I am co-coordinator of the annual Bill Roll Lecture sponsored by the psychology program and Ingram Library's Special Collections.

Selected published work can be found at: https://jacobglazier.academia.edu/

  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Augustana College, 2008
  • M.S., Master of Science in Education, Western Illinois University, 2011
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology: Consciousness and Society, University of West Georgia, 2018

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Fall 2017 Sections

  • PSYC-3150 (Abnormal Psychology) Section: E03
  • PSYC-3150 (Abnormal Psychology) Section: E04

Spring 2017 Sections

  • PSYC-3150 (Abnormal Psychology) Section: E01
  • PSYC-3150 (Abnormal Psychology) Section: E02

Fall 2016 Sections

  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E02
  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E01

Spring 2016 Sections

  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E02
  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E01

Fall 2015 Sections

  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E01

Spring 2015 Sections

  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E03

Glazier, J. W. (Ed.) (under contract). Paranormal ruptures: Critical approaches to exceptional experiences. Beyond The Fray Publishing.

Glazier, J. W. (forthcoming). Feminism at the forefront: A critical approach to exceptional experiences. Journal of Anomalistics.

Glazier, J. W. (2022). Clean, death, revolt: Sensual politics during quarantine. Awry: Journal of Critical Psychology, 3(1), 188-198.

Glazier, J. W. (2021, January). Here lies… Hermetics, psychoanalysis, and ethnocentrism: Using Abraham and Torok to help explain the rise of reactionary social groups. Psychotherapy and Politics International. doi.org/10.1002/ppi.1575

Glazier, J. W. (2020). Arts of subjectivity: A new animism for the post-media era. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/arts-of-subjectivity-a-new-animism-for-the-post-media-era-9781350085824/

Glazier, J. W. (2020, October). The paranoia of popular culture: Lacanian psychoanalysis and music videos. The Popular Culture Studies Journal, 8(2.5). Retrieved from https://mpcaaca.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Glazier-Lacanian-Final.pdf

Glazier, J. W. & Beck, T. (2019). A critical approach to abnormality. In R. K. Beshara (Ed.), A critical introduction to psychology (pp. 233-260). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Glazier, J. W. (2019, August). Piercing the veil with the trickster. In J. Hunter (Ed.), Greening the paranormal: Exploring the ecology of extraordinary experience (pp. 99-108). United Kingdom: White Crow Books.

Glazier, J. W. (2019). Spiritual practices in the deep south: Queer theory and the African diaspora. In K. Strunk (Ed.), Queering spirituality and community in the deep south. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Glazier, J. W. & Beck, T. (2018, August). Apocalypse, language, temporality: An alien encounter in Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life”. Subjectivity, 11(3), 267-284. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41286-018-0053-2

Glazier, J. W. (2018, April). Tricking posthumanism: From Deleuze to (Lacan) to Haraway. Critical Horizons: A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory, 19(2), 173-185. doi: 10.1080/14409917.2018.1453299

Glazier, J. W. (2017, June). Derrida and messianic subjectivity: A hauntology of revealability. Journal for Cultural Research, 21(3), 241-256. doi:10.1080/14797585.2017.1338600

Glazier, J. W. (2016, December). Lacan, psi and the trickster: A psychoanalysis of parapsychology. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 16(2), 163-193.

Glazier, J. W. & Roberts, J. L. (2015, August). Lacan in drag: The apotheosis of sexual difference. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 20(3), 267-283. doi:10.1057/pcs.2015.45