Sonu Shamdasani, PHD is Professor in Jung History in the School of European Languages, Culture and Society (German) at University College London, and Vice-Dean (International) of the Arts and Humanities Faculty. He is the co-director of the UCL Health Humanities Centre. He is a historian of psychology and psychiatry, and his research follows two intersecting lines: reconstructing the formation of modern psychological disciplines and therapeutics from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, and reconstructing the formation of the work of C.G. Jung, based on primary archival materials.
He is the author of Cult Fictions: C.G. Jung and the Founding of Analytical Psychology (Routledge, 1998), Jung and the Making of Modern Psychology: The Dream of a Science (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Jung Stripped Bare by his Biographers, Even (Karnac, 2005), C.G. Jung: A Biography in Books (W. W. Norton, 2012), (with Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen) The Freud Files: An Inquiry into the History of Psychoanaysis (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and (with James Hillman), The Lament of the Dead: Psychology After Jung’s Red Book (W. W. Norton, 2013). He is the editor and co-translator of C.G. Jung’s The Red Book: Liber Novus (Norton, 2009), and the editor of C.G. Jung’s, The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga, (Bollingen Series, Princeton University Press, 1996), Michael Fordham, Analyst-Patient Interaction: Collected Papers on Technique (Routledge, 1996), Théodore Flournoy, From India to the Planet Mars: A Case of Multiple Personality with Imaginary Languages (Princeton University Press, 1994), and (with Michael Munchow), Speculations after Freud: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Culture (Routledge, 1994).