Prof. Sabah Siddiqui
Ph.D. in Humanities from University of Manchester, UK; M.Phil. in Psychotherapy and Clinical Thinking from Ambedkar University, Delhi, India; M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology from Christ University, Bangalore, India; B.A. in Psychology from Fergusson College, Pune University, India.
Assistant Professor - Psychology
Sabah Siddiqui is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at FLAME University. She completed her Ph.D. from the University of Manchester on 'Faith Healing', where she investigated how medical science and traditional/alternative medicine intersect in mental health service provision. She used methods from critical psychology, ethnography, and social geography. She also explored the place of fiction in social science methodologies through the trope of 'ghost stories'. She was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award twice by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester. Her work on faith healing has been published in the form of a book, chapters in edited books, and journal articles.
Sabah is a trained psychodynamic psychotherapist, with a three-year M.Phil. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from Ambedkar University Delhi. She brings together psychoanalytic insights from Freud, Lacan, Object Relations, and Group Analysis to inform her work. She co-edited the book Islamic Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Islam, which was nominated for the 2019 Gradiva Award for Best Edited Book. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Psychoanalysis, Culture, & Society, and the Annual Review of Critical Psychology .
Sabah works on the intersections of sex, gender, and power. She has worked as a research consultant and writer on topics such as gendered violence, domestic and sexual abuse, violence against women and girls with disabilities, and violence against women deemed mad. She was one of the editors of the special issue on Sex and Power in the University in the Annual Review of Critical Psychology that explored the question of sexual harassment and violence in the university setting.