Rendering Unconscious Podcast welcomes Dr. Robert K. Beshara back to the podcast!

Dr. Beshara is a critical psychologist interested in theorizing subjectivity vis-a-vis ideology through radical qualitative research (ie discourse analysis). In addition to being a scholar-activist, Dr. Beshara is a fine artist with a background in film, theater, and music. He holds two terminal degrees: a PhD in Psychology: Consciousness and Society from the University of West Georgia, and an MFA in Independent Film and Digital Imaging from Governors State University, Illinois. He currently works as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Northern New Mexico College. His books include Freud and Said: Contrapuntal Psychoanalysis as Liberation Praxis, Critical Psychology Praxis: Psychosocial Non-Alignment to Modernity/Coloniality, Decolonial Psychoanalysis: Towards Critical Islamophobia Studies, and A Critical Introduction to Psychology. For more information please visit

Between April 1st and July 1st, 2021, a 20% discount is applicable across all formats of the book  Freud and Said: Contrapuntal Psychoanalysis as Liberation Praxis upon checkout on the Palgrave website using the discount code FreudSaid20

This episode is also available to view at YouTube:

Be sure to check out Dr. Beshara’s previous interview on Rendering Unconscious Podcast: RU48: ROBERT K. BESHARA ON DECOLONIAL PSYCHOANALYSIS, ISLAMOPHOBIA, CREATIVITY

As well as his recent interview at New Books in Psychoanalysis.

Dr. Beshara also interviewed Dr. Sinclair for his podcast Kemetic means of production!

Rendering Unconscious is a podcast about psychoanalysis, culture and more hosted by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, a psychoanalyst from New York City, now based in Stockholm. Dr. Sinclair sees patients internationally, specializing in online and remote treatment for entrepreneurs, creatives and business people who travel, offering continuity and quality of care for modern people on the go, as well as for those who are home-bound or live in remote locations and may not otherwise have access to psychoanalytic treatment.

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Dr. Sinclair is the author of The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016), and the editor of Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019) Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (Trapart Books, 2021) with Dr. Elisabeth Punzi, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson. 

The song at the end of the episode is “Nobody Expects the Lacanian Inquisition” by Robert Behara.

Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.

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