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Judith M. Hughes Judith Hughes
Department of History
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0104
La Jolla , California , 92093-0104
(858) 534-1074
H&SS Room: 4085

Curriculum Vitae

Judith M. Hughes has been teaching in the UCSD Department of History since 1975. She received her B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1962; her M.A. from Harvard University in 1963; and her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1970. For the past twenty-five years, she has been doing research on and writing about the history of psychoanalysis. Along the way she trained as a psychoanalyst and graduated from the Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program, San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute in 2001. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the UCSD School of Medicine.


  1. To the Maginot Line: The Politics of French Military Preparation in the 1920's, Harvard University Press, 1971, paperback edition 2006.
  2. Emotion and High Politics: Personal Relations at the Summit in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain and Germany, University of California Press, 1983.
  3. Reshaping the Psychoanalytic Domain: The Work of Melanie Klein, W.R.D. Fairbairn, and D.W. Winnicott, University of California Press, 1989 (paperback edition, 1990). Italian translation: La Psicoanalisi e la Teoria delle Relazioni Oggettuali, Astrolabio, 1991.
  4. From Freud's Consulting Room: The Unconscious in a Scientific Age, Harvard University Press, 1994. (Nominated for the 1995 Gradiva Award.)
  5. Freudian Analysts/Feminist Issues, Yale University Press, 1999.
  6. From Obstacle to Ally: The Evolution of Psychoanalytic Practice, Brunner-Routledge, 2004 (hardback and paperback).
  7. Guilt and Its Vicissitudes: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Morality, Routledge, 2008 (hardback and paperback).

Work in Progress

Interpeting the Holocaust: The Revival of Psychological History.

Courses Taught

HIEU 136B. European Society and Social Thought, 1870-1989.
HIEU 141. European Diplomatic History, 1870-1945.
HIEU 150. Modern British History.
HIEU 174/274. The Holocaust: A Psychological Approach.
HITO 172/272. War in the Twentieth Century.
HIGR 295. Graduate Thesis Seminar.