Academics

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Presentations

Beshara, R. (2017, June). Decolonizing psychoanalysis / Psychoanalyzing Islamophobia. Paper presented at the Islamic Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Islam conference organized by the College of Psychoanalysts - UK, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Beshara, R. (2016, October). Islamophobic stereotyping. Slideshow presented at the Multicultural Conversation series organized by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA.

Beshara, R. (2016, April). An archeology of terrorism: Islamophobia as both a fundamental fantasy and a counter-discourse. Paper presented at the 7th Annual International Conference on the Study of Islamophobia, Berkeley, CA.

Beshara, R. (2016, April). Terrorism and Islamophobia as contested concepts/uncontested realities. Paper presented at the 2016 Duquesne/UWG Human Science Symposium, Carrollton, GA.

Beshara, R. (2015, April). A critical discourse analysis of George W. Bush’s “war on terror” speech. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Conference on the Study of Islamophobia, Berkeley, CA. 

Beshara, R. (2015, April). Framing Islam in the US media. Paper presented at the Student Psychology 
Annual Research Conference (SPARC), Carrollton, GA. 

Beck, T., Glazier, J., Ingle, M., Beshara, R., O’Gwin, C., Friedman, E., & Wright, C. (2015, March). 
University of West Georgia research projects. Poster presentation at the 8th Annual Conference of the 
Society for Humanistic Psychology, Chicago, IL. 

Beshara, R. (2014, October). Long distance romantic relationships: An analysis of intimacy, identity, and distance in cyberspace. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, Carrollton, GA.    

Beshara, R. (2014, July). Facebook friends as mental health amateurs: A case study on the New Age subculture. Paper presented at Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century, Oxford, UK. 

Beshara, R. (2014, July). The psychological construction of reality: An essay in the Buddhist psychology of knowledge. Paper presented at the International Conference on Identity Studies, Vienna, Austria. 

Beshara, R. (2014, April). An internet pornography addict walks into a clinic. Paper presented at the Student Psychology Annual Research Conference (SPARC), Carrollton, GA.

Beshara, R. (2014, March). Postmodernist cinema, and questions of 'reality'. Poster presentation at the Division 24 Midwinter Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Beshara, R. (2013, May). Transcinema: The purpose, uniqueness, and future of cinema. Paper presented at the 2013 Key West International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Key West, FL.

Beshara, R. (2013, April). Evaluating FB friends... Paper presented at the Student Psychology Annual Research Conference (SPARC), Carrollton, GA.

Glazier, J. W., Skalski, J. E., Gibson, M. D., Beshara, R., Atlas, N., Beck, T., Friedman, E., Gimeno, R., Pratte, E. A., & Roland, K. N. (2013, March). University of West Georgia Research Projects. Poster presentation at the 6th Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Santa Barbara, CA.

Publications

Beshara, R. (2016). The Psychological Construction of Reality: An Essay in the Buddhist Psychology of KnowledgeInternational Journal of Peace Studies, 21(1), 71-95.

Beshara, R. (2016). Those who can, teach and doInternational Society for Theoretical Psychology Newsletter, 1, 9-10. Retrieved August 30, 2016, from http://psychology.ucalgary.ca/istp/newsletter/FIRST ISSUE 2016.pdf

Beshara, R. (2015). A holistic approach to regulating negative emotions. Language and Psychoanalysis, 4(2), 50-63. 

Beshara, R. (2015). I am not my name. In Uncommon Cairo. H. Habib (Ed.). London, UK.

Ghita, C. & Beshara, R. (2014). Fear and anxiety in the 21st century: The European context and beyond. Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, U.K. 

Beshara, R. (2013). Facebook friends as mental health amateurs: A case study on the new age subculture. Journal of Transpersonal Research, 5(2).

Beshara, R. (2013). The chakra system as a bio-socio-psycho-spiritual model of consciousness: Anahata as heart-centered consciousness. International Journal of Yoga-Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology, 1(1), 29.

Beshara, R. (2013). Transcinema: The purpose, uniqueness, and future of cinema. Review of Social Studies, Law, and Psychology, 7(1), 124-132.