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Faculty Reading: Richard Boothby and Bahar Jalali

Writers at Work Faculty Reading: Richard Boothby and Bahar Jalali 
Monday, October 17 at 6:30pm 
Fourth Floor Program Room 

Richard Boothby Dr. Richard Boothby is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland. ¬His educational background includes a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University, Ed.M. in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Ph.D. in Philosophy, Boston University. ¬Boothby’s primary research focuses on contemporary continental philosophy, with special attention to psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and existentialism. His books include Death and Desire: Psychoanalytic Theory in Lacan’s Return to Freud (Routledge, 1991),Freud as Philosopher: Metapsychology After Lacan (Routledge, 2001), Sex On The Couch: What Freud Still Has To Teach Us About Sex and Gender (Routledge, 2005), Blown Away: Refinding Life After My Son’s Suicide (Other Press, 2022), and Embracing the Void: Rethinking the Origin of the Sacred (Northwestern University Press, 2022). 

Bahar Jalali Dr. Bahar Jalali is an Afghan-American academic. Born in Afghanistan, she fled the country as a child after the Soviet invasion. In 2009, she returned to Afghanistan to work at the newly established American University of Afghanistan where she taught History of Afghanistan and founded the first Gender Studies program in the history of the country. She spent 8.5 years teaching and working towards women's empowerment in Afghanistan. Her research interests include the history of Afghan reform movements in the twentieth century, women and gender in the Middle East, and protecting Afghanistan’s cultural heritage. In 2021, she launched an online protest campaign that garnered widespread international media coverage in an effort to raise global awareness about Afghan women’s rights and protecting the cultural heritage of Afghanistan. She has previously taught History at Wagner College and worked for the University of Texas, Austin.  Currently, she is a Teaching Assistant Professor at Loyola University Maryland. 

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