Presenter Dr Lara Sheehi
The event is hosted by the Department of History, Politics, and Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University
This talk explores psychological expressions of self and collective assertion of sumud (steadfastness), as living practices under violent occupation and settler colonial violence in Palestine. Through clinical case examples, the speaker will highlight how Palestinian clinicians attend to how Palestinians, circumscribed by violence and death, operate internally and communally, within a psychic political-economy of life that defies being objectified as legible victim through human rights discourse. The talk will centre Palestinian psychoanalytic clinical practice and Palestinian “livability” as various forms of sumud and a refusal to be metabolized by an apolitical psychoanalytic framework or Zionist ideological negation.
Dr. Sheehi is the Secretary of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Society (SPPP) and is the chair of the Teachers Academy of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is co-author of Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine