Brady Wagoner awarded the Humboldt Research Award

Brady Wagoner awarded the Humboldt Research Award

Professor Brady Wagoner from Department of Communication and Psychology wil receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award in recognition of outstanding lifetime achievements in research and teaching. Brady Wagoner has been especially recognized for his contributions to cultural psychology, memory studies, the history of psychology and the development of dynamic process methodologies.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation selects internationally renowned scientists and scholars from all disciplines for the award, “whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline; recipients are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.” Professor Wagoner has been especially recognized for his contributions to cultural psychology, memory studies, the history of psychology and the development of dynamic process methodologies.  

The award will be officially conferred March 24-27 2022 in Bamberg, Germany. Award winners are invited to carry out research projects of their own choice in cooperation with specialist colleagues in Germany, and to join the Humboldt network of leading researchers from around the world. The award comes with a grant of 60,000 euros to conduct research, and with excellent opportunities for further sponsorship.

Professor Wagoner will collaborate with Professor Dr. Thomas Stodulka, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin, to develop novel synergies between cultural psychology and psychological anthropology, particularly in connection with emotions and methodology. Together with Professor Dr. Meike Watzlawik at Sigmund Freud Universität Berlin, they will also analyze data on people’s collective symbolic coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccination decision-making, compliance with restrictions, trust in authorities, information seeking and conspiracy theories.  

Finally, Professor Wagoner will visit Professor Dr. Astrid Erll at the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform, Goethe Universität; Professor Dr. Jürgen Straub at the Köhler Center for Cultural Psychology and Historical Anthropology, Ruhr Universität Bochum; and the Children and Nature working group at Leipzig Universität.

 

Brady Wagoner Recent books

Wagoner, B.& Zittoun, T. (eds.)(2021). Experience on the Edge: Theorizing Liminality. Springer.

Wagoner, B., Christensen, B., Demuth, C. (2021) (eds.). Culture as Process: A Tribute to Jaan Valsiner. Springer.    

Lyra, M., Wagoner, B., & Barreiro, A. (Eds.)(2021). Imagining the Past, Constructing the Future. Springer.  

Wagoner, B., Bresco, I., & Zadeh, S. (eds.)(2020). Memory in the Wild. Info Age

Wagoner, B., & Carriere, K. (eds.)(2020). Where Culture and Mind Meet: Principles for a dynamic cultural psychology. Info Age.