Victoria Grace 2019

Victoria Grace

Emeritus Professor
Sociology 306
Phone: +643366692
Internal Phone: 6692
1) Writing a book: "Baudrillard and Lacanian psychoanalysis" (in progress), Routledge: London 2) A phenomenological approach to Alzheimer's dementia.


Research Interests

Victoria’s fields of research and teaching are interdisciplinary with a focus on psychosocial studies. Her major interests include gender, social theory, health and medicine, and the work of Jean Baudrillard. Victoria has been the recipient of research grants from the Health Research Council of New Zealand and the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society. She held the Maria Goeppert Mayer International Guest Professorship in Interdisciplinary Research on Women and Gender at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, and has held visiting scholar positions at the University of Toledo, US; the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London; the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Unit, University of Oxford.
Victoria’s writings are on topics related to the work of Jean Baudrillard, Lacanian psychoanalysis, psychosocial health and embodiment, and discourses of DNA as evidence in the forensic context. She has numerous articles and book chapters on various aspects of social theory, and research investigating the interface of social discourse and medicine.
From 2013 till 2016 Victoria engaged in clinical training in Lacanian psychoanalysis in France. She is currently writing a book on Baudrillard and Psychoanalysis, which develops Baudrillard’s critique of Lacanian psychoanalysis, and reflects on the implications for the psychoanalytic field, both as a clinical practice and a theoretical source for socio-political analysis. Victoria is Adjunct Professor, Sociology, at University College Cork, Ireland. In this setting she is developing research in the field of Alzheimer's Dementia using a transdisciplinary phenomenological approach.
Victoria is a Board member of Moral Foundations of Economy and Society Research Centre, UCC and WIT Ireland.

Recent Publications

  • Grace V. (2012) Victims, Gender and Jouissance. New York: Routledge. 178pp.
  • Grace V., Ahuriri-Driscoll A., Midgley G. and Veth J. (2011) Forensic DNA evidence on trial: Science and uncertainty in the courtroom. Arizona: Emergent Publications. 101pp.
  • Grace V. (2000) Baudrillard's Challenge: A feminist reading. London: Routledge. 212pp.
  • Grace V. (2009) Gendered Violence and Sacrificial Logics: Psychoanalytic Reflections. In Heberle RJ; Grace V (Ed.), Theorizing Sexual Violence: 31-54. New York: Routledge.
  • Heberle RJ. and Grace V. (2009) Theorizing Sexual Violence: Subjectivity and Politics in Late Modernity. In Heberle RJ; Grace V (Ed.), Theorizing Sexual Violence: 1-13. New York: Routledge.