Understanding Israel Palestine: Beyond the Walls — “Psychoanalysis Under Occupation; Practicing Resistance in Palestine” with Lara & Stephen Sheehi (Part 1 — 11-19-21)
For this week’s program, we listen to the first part of Jeremy Rothe-Kushel’s interview with Lara Sheehi and Stephen Sheehi, co-authors of the recently published and groundbreaking book “Psychoanalysis Under Occupation; Practicing Resistance in Palestine,” about how the consciousness of Palestinian psyches by those with Palestinian psyches creates space for a psychotherapeutic commons in liberated Palestine.
Lara Sheehi (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the George Washington University Professional Psychology program. Lara is the secretary and president-elect of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology and is the chair of the Teachers’ Academy of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is co-editor of Studies in Gender & Sexuality and of Counterspace in Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. Lara is on the advisory board to the USA-Palestine Mental Health Network and Psychoanalysis for Pride.
Stephen Sheehi (he/him) is the Sultan Qaboos Professor of Middle East Studies and Director of the Decolonizing Humanities Project at William & Mary, where he is also Professor of Arabic Studies in the Asian and Middle East Studies Program, Arabic Program, and Asian and Pacific Islander American Studies Program. He is the author of a number of books including Camera Palaestina: Photography and Displaced Histories of Palestine (with Salim Tamari and Issam Nassar), Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860–1910, and Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims and Foundations of Modern Arab Identity.
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