Rendering Unconscious Podcast welcomes Dr. Robert K. Beshara, 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. For more information please visit

His recent books include:
Decolonial Psychoanalysis: Towards Critical Islamophobia Studies (Routledge, 2019)

A Critical Introduction to Psychology (Nova Science Publishers, 2019)

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Critical Psychology website (where you can watch video recordings of the 2019 International Critical Psychology Praxis Congress):

Egyptian philosopher Mourad Wahba’s website:

Rent or Buy Robert Beshara’s 2nd feature film, Alchemy in Hyde Park:

Ian Parker will be speaking on his new book Psychoanalysis, Clinic and Context: Subjectivity, History and Autobiography at Edinburgh Napier University on November 20, 2019, via Lacan in Scotland.

For more on Ian Parker’s work and Lacanian Discourse Analysis (LDA) check out his books at Routledge.

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Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by psychoanalyst Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, who interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, scholars, creative arts therapists, writers, poets, philosophers, artists & other intellectuals about their process, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more. Episodes are also created from lectures given at various international conferences.

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Rendering Unconscious is also a book! Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics and Poetry (Trapart, 2019).

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Dr. Beshara and I will both be presenting at the 40th annual APA, Division 39 conference in NYC, March 18-21, 2020:

The song at the end of the episode is “Cognitive Dissonance” from the My Silent Lips (OST) by Sinnelag to the film by Carl Abrahamsson. The film can be viewed on Vimeo on Demand.

The soundtrack can be heard at Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Highbrow-Lowlife and all major streaming platforms.

Music for intro and outro of Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.

Photo by Vanessa Sinclair