Bringing Society To Psychology
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I am a Lecturer in Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of East London and hold a PhD in Critical Psychology from the City University of New York. A Pākehā New Zealander and Fulbright alum, my research is guided by decolonizing and feminist studies, mapping the circulation of psy within politics of terror and experimenting with participatory and creative methodologies. Most recently, this has involved sketching the connections between paranoia and white supremacy, and between imagination and the otherworldly. In doing so I am developing a concept of 'psycurity' that directs attention to a war on imagination within neocolonial security states. I also have a strong commitment to collaborating with artists and communities for social change, which in the past has included working on projects challenging police brutality, educational injustice, the privatisation of sex, and the securitisation of madness. In 2016 my/our work was recognised by the International Association of Qualitative Inquiry for its “outstanding” experimentation with method. I am currently finalising a manuscript for Routledge’s Concepts for Critical Psychology book series tentatively titled, ‘Unsettling psycurity: Coils of paranoia and imagination in a neocolonial security state’, and some of my/our other research/art/community projects can be seen here: www.racheljaneliebert.com.