Research Interests

(interconnectedness)

In the spring of 2018, I defended my 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.

In general, I take a critical theoretical and transdisciplinary approach to psychology by drawing on area studies (e.g., Islamophobia, terrorism, media, discourse, and peace). I am specifically interested in ethico-political subjectivity and nonviolent resistance vis-à-vis hegemonic ideology. The following theoretical lenses inform my teaching/research praxis: Lacanian psychoanalysis, postcolonial studies / decoloniality, feminism, post-structuralism, critical philosophy of race, and anarcho-Marxism. Methodologically, I have an affinity for psycho-discursive approaches, but I am open to other radical qualitative research methods as well. I also have a strong commitment to materialism and activism. To conclude, I believe in the idea of transformative social change, wherein the researcher is a scholar-activist-practitioner, which is why I desire, through my teaching and research, to actively recode oppressive discourses that usually take the form of commonsensical grand narratives.