Lara Sheehi

(she/her/hers) is a licensed clinical psychologist, scholar and activist. Her work is on decolonial struggles as well as power, race, class and gender constructs and dynamics within Psychoanalysis. She was the guest-editor of the Psychoanalyst Activist Special Edition: 70th Anniversary of the Nakba series in 2018. Her most recent chapter, "The Islamophobic Normative Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Considerations" can be found in Islamophobia and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment. She is currently co-authoring a book with Stephen Sheehi, Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Theory and Practice in Palestine (Routledge). Lara is on the board of the USA-Palestine Mental Health Network.

No Choice but to Break Free: An Interview with Ahmed Abu Artema

As part of a dossier on the international movement for Palestinian liberation, Viewpoint asked psychologist and scholar Lara Sheehi to interview Ahmed Abu Artema, one of the main organizers of the Great March of Return. Interview and English translation: Lara Sheehi Lara Sheehi: Would you mind first introducing yourself to our readers, knowing how important the question is in the… Read more →