St Mary’s Academic wins prestigious award

Dr Jacob Johanssen, Head of the Bachelor’s Degree Course in Communication and Marketing and Co-Head of the Doctoral Program at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, has won the Lotte Köhler Prize for Developmental, Cultural and Social Psychoanalytic Psychology in the category junior.

The prize is awarded by the Sigmund Freud Institute (University of Frankfurt) and the Kilian Köhler Center (Ruhr University in Bochum). It “recognizes excellent scholars who have contributed to the profile and dissemination of psychoanalytic, cultural and social research on psychological development through their research”.

Professor Vera King, Director of the Sigmund Freud Institute and member of the jury, said: “I congratulate Jacob Johanssen on being awarded the 2021 Lotte Köhler Prize in the junior category in recognition of his work on digital media and psychoanalysis.

Speaking of the award, Jacob Johanssen said: “I am delighted to receive this award and very honored to have my work recognized in this way. I want to institutionalize the field of psychoanalytic media studies and the award is a testament to my efforts, collaborations and research.

The Lotte Köhler Prize 2021 in the main category will be awarded to Prof. em. Dr Sudhir Kakar (University of Goa, India). The awards ceremony will take place online on March 10. If you are interested in participating, please register by sending an e-mail to: [email protected]

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