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Amal Treacher Kabesh

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Research Summary

Identity is a key theme in my teaching and research. I use a psychosocial studies framework, which brings together social and cultural theory and psychoanalysis, to theorise identity and its complex… read more

Selected Publications

  • TREACHER A, 2007. Circulating emotions, beliefs and fantasies: The Middle East and the West Psychodynamic Practice. 13(4), 345-360
  • TREACHER KABESH, A., 2013. Postcolonial masculinities: emotions, histories and ethics Ashgate.

Current Research

Identity is a key theme in my teaching and research. I use a psychosocial studies framework, which brings together social and cultural theory and psychoanalysis, to theorise identity and its complex formation. Since gaining a first class degree in Cultural Studies and following my PhD research that focused on women and independence I have published on aspects of identity that focus on gender and ethnicity particularly. I have a mixed-heritage (Egyptian/Muslim father and English/Christian mother) and I am particularly engaged with the inter-relationship between Egypt and the UK. My monograph - Postcolonial Masculinities: Emotions, Histories, Ethics is forthcoming and will be published by Ashgate. I have been on the editorial boards of Feminist Review (for 12 years) and Free Associations (for 10 years).

I am the module convenor for undergraduate modules that concentrate on matters of identity and culture: Culture in Contemporary Society and Introduction to Cultural Theory. I was the runner-up in 2012 in the Oscars awards for the best personal tutor (this award is organised by the Students Union). At postgraduate level I teach a module on gender and citizenship in the Middle East. I have extensive experience at supervising PhD students and the topics have ranged from ethics, street children, issues of mothering. Currently, I am supervising postgraduate research on domestic violence, adoption, and female political activity in the Middle East.

  • 2017. Egyptian Revolutions: Conflict, Repetition and Identification Rowman & Littlefield.
  • 2017. Traces of Violence and Freedom of Thought Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2016. In: The Commonalities of Global Crisis: Markets, Communities and Nostalgia Palgrave Macmillan. 323-344
  • 2016. The Collected Works of Donald W Winnicott Oxford University Press.
  • 2015. Political Upheaval in Egypt: Disavowing troubling states of mind Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. 1-16
  • HEMMINGS, C. and TREACHER KABESH, A., 2013. The Feminist subject of agency: recognition, affect in encounters with the 'other'. In: MADHOK, S., PHILLIPS, A. and WILSON, K., eds., Gender, agency and coercion Palgrave Macmillan.
  • TREACHER KABESH, A., 2013. Soundspace. In: KUHN, A., ed., Little madnesses: Winnicott, transitional phenomena and cultural experience I.B. Tauris. 65-76
  • TREACHER KABESH, A., 2013. Postcolonial masculinities: emotions, histories and ethics Ashgate.
  • TREACHER KABESH, A., 2011. On being haunted by the present Borderlands. 10(2), 1-21
  • TREACHER KABESH, A., 2009. Injurious Imperialism: reflecting on my father Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 45(3), 341-350
  • TREACHER, A., 2007. Postcolonial subjectivity: masculinity, shame, and memory Ethnic and Racial Studies. 30(2), 281-299
  • TREACHER A, 2007. Circulating emotions, beliefs and fantasies: The Middle East and the West Psychodynamic Practice. 13(4), 345-360
  • TREACHER A ET AL, ed., 2007. Public Emotions Palgrave.
  • TREACHER A, 2007. Matters of belonging to place and the nation Psychology of Women: Section Review. 9(1), 13-23
  • SQUIRE C, RADSTONE S and TREACHER A, 2007. Introduction. In: SQUIRE C, RADSTONE S and TREACHER A, eds., Public Emotions Palgrave.
  • TREACHER A, 2007. The Future is not there for the Making. In: SQUIRE C, RADSTONE S and TREACHER A, eds., Public Emotions Palgrave.
  • TREACHER, A., 2006. Children's imaginings and narratives: inhabiting complexity Feminist Review. 82, 96-113
  • TREACHER, A., 2006. SOMETHING IN THE AIR: OTHERNESS, RECOGNITION AND ETHICS JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE. VOL 20(NUMB 1), 27-37
  • HEMMINGS C & TREACHER A, ed., 2006. Everyday Struggling: Feminist Review Palgrave.
  • TREACHER, A., 2005. Edward Said: identity, politics and history Psychodynamic Practice. 11(4), 373-388
  • TREACHER, A. and SHUKRALLAH, H., 2005. 2001 issue 69 the realm of the possible: middle eastern women in political and social spaces Feminist Review. NUMB 80, 152-161
  • TREACHER, A., 2005. On Postcolonial Subjectivity GROUP ANALYSIS. VOL 38(NUMB 1), 43-66
  • TREACHER, A. and FOSTER, A., 2004. Regarding Difference: Respecting Others ORGANISATIONAL AND SOCIAL DYNAMICS. VOL 4(NUMB 2), 311-324
  • TREACHER A, 2004. Parita Mukta's Shards of Memory Feminist Review. 75, 137-141
  • TREACHER A, 2004. Equal Opportunities Matter Journal of Group Analysis. 37(1), 109-120
  • TREACHER, A., 2003. Reading the other: women, feminism, and Islam Studies in Gender and Sexuality. 4(1), 59-71
  • TREACHER A ET AL, ed., 2003. Women: Exile and Asylum: Feminist Review No. 73. Palgrave.
  • TREACHER A, 2002. I Like my life: narratives of children of latency years. In: CALDWELL L, ed., The Elusive Child Karnac Books. 177-192
  • TREACHER, A. and KATZ, I., 2001. Narrative and fantasy in adoption Adoption and Fostering. VOL 25(PART 3), 20-28
  • TREACHER A, 2001. Ethnicity: Recognition & Identification Journal of Psychoanalytic Studies. 3(3/4), 325-331
  • TREACHER A & SHUKRALLAH H, ed., 2001. The Realm of the Possible: Middle Eastern Women in Political and Social Spaces No. 69. Routledge.
  • TREACHER A ET AL, ed., 2000. Lines of Narrative Routledge.
  • TREACHER A & KATZ I, ed., 2000. The Dynamics of Adoption: Social and Personal Perspectives Jessica Kingsley.
  • TREACHER A, Matters of belonging to place and the nation The Psychology of Women: Section Review. 9(1), 13-23

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