Robert K. Beshara, Ph.D., M.F.A.


(Scholar-activist / Fine artist)

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As a critical psychologist, I am interested in theorizing subjectivity vis-à-vis ideology (see Academics) through radical qualitative research (e.g., discourse analysis). In my praxis, I draw on a number of theoretical resources, which can be situated within the discursive turn (see Research Interests). Discursivity does not hinder my commitment to materialism.

In addition to being a scholar-activist, I am a fine artist with a background in film, theater, and music (see Aesthetics).

I hold two terminal degrees: a Ph.D. in Psychology: Consciousness and Society from the University of West Georgia (UWG) and an M.F.A. in Independent Film and Digital Imaging from Governors State University (GSU).

At UWG, I defended my doctoral dissertation, which is titled The ideology of (counter) terrorism-Islamophobia/Islamophilia and the ethico-political subjectivity of US Muslims: From decolonial psychoanalysis to liberation praxis (see Decolonial Psychoanalysis).

At GSU, my M.F.A. thesis project was an esoteric surreal drama titled Alchemy in Hyde Park. It is the first feature-length narrative film entirely set and shot in the neighborhood of Hyde Park (Chicago, IL).

Finally, I hold a B.A. in Theatre with a minor Music from the American University in Cairo, where I produced/directed Harold Pinter's The Lover as my thesis project.

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