Professor Susan Hogan

Co-Investigator, Look at Me! Images of Women and Ageing

Susan is currently Professor in Cultural Studies and Art Therapy at the University of Derby, where she facilitates the closed-group component of the art therapy training, and co-ordinates the final thesis or research project component of a number of programmes.

Susan has run support groups with pregnant women and new mothers, using art to enable women to explore their changed sense of self-identity and sexuality as a result of pregnancy and motherhood.


Publications on the topic of maternity and motherhood include:

Hogan, S. (2010) Post-modernist but Not Post-feminist! A Feminist Post-modernist Approach to Working with New Mothers. In Burt, H. (ed.) Current Trends & New Research in Art Therapy: A Postmodernist Perspective. Canada: Wilfred Laurier Press.

Hogan, S. (2008) The Beestings: Rethinking Breast-Feeding Practices, Maternity Rituals, & Maternal Attachment in Britain & Ireland. Journal of International Women's Studies 10 (2), 141-160.

Hogan, S. (2008) Angry Mothers. In Liebmann, M. (ed.) Art Therapy & Anger. London: Jessica Kingsley Press.

Publications on the topic of research methods include:

Hogan, S. (forthcoming) Using the Arts to Interrogate Health. In Fuery, P. (ed.) Medicine and the Arts: History & Contemporary Practice. Rochester University Press

Hogan, S. & Pink, S. (2010) Routes to Interiorities: Art Therapy, Anthropology & Knowing in Anthropology. Visual Anthropology 23 (2), 1-16.