Episode 2: Emancipating the Academy Arm-in-Arm with Razzan, Moataz, and Lara from the Psychoanlaysis and Arab World Lab

In this episode, the Emancipatory Sciences Lab is joined by members of the Psychoanalysis and the Arab World Lab at George Washington University to discuss liberatory approaches to scholarship. The Psychoanalysis and the Arab World Lab is led by Dr. Lara Sheehi, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at George Washington University and co-author of the new book, Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine. She is joined in this episode by two brilliant students from the Lab, Razzan Quran, MPsy, MS and Moataz Salim, BA. They discuss the political commitments and praxis of the Psychoanalysis and the Arab World Lab, how they navigate hegemonic dominance and violence within the academy, and the importance of community in advancing decolonial struggle – from Palestine to Turtle Island and beyond.

Want more? Check out The Red Nation podcast, recommended by Razzan, for more on Indigenous history, politics, and culture and the struggle for decolonization and land back.



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