Keynote speakers Critical Psychology Conference

Research Symposium

Thomas Teo

Professor Thomas Teo

[York University, United Kingdom]

Thomas Teo is a professor of psychology in the Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology Program at York University, Toronto, Canada. He has been active in the advancement of theoretical, critical, and historical psychology throughout his professional career. His research has been meta-psychological to provide a more reflexive understanding of the foundations, trajectories, and possibilities of human subjectivity. He is co-editor of the Review of General Psychology (Sage), editor of the Palgrave Studies in the Theory and History of Psychology, and co-editor of the Palgrave Studies in Indigenous Psychology. He is former president of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology, of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology (Division 24), and former chair of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association. He is Fellow of CPA and APA. He has research record with more than 300 academic publications, refereed, and invited presentations. His research program contributes to the psychological humanities.

Ingrid Ann Palmary

Professor Ingrid Ann Palmary

[University of Johannesburg, South Africa]

Ingrid Joined the University of Johannesburg as a Professor in January 2018. Prior to that, she worked at the African Centre for Migration & Society at Wits University from 2005 -2017. Ingrid completed her PhD (psychology) at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Before entering academia, Ingrid worked at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation as a senior researcher. Amongst her many publications, she is also the author of ‘Critical Psychology in Africa: The Impossible Task.’ Professor Ingrid has published in numerous international journals and is the co-editor of several books.

Robert Beshara

Dr Robert Beshera, Assistant Professor

[Northern New Mexico College, Mexico]

Robert K. Beshara is the author of Decolonial Psychoanalysis: Towards Critical Islamophobia Studies (Routledge, 2019), Freud and Said: Contrapuntal Psychoanalysis as Liberation Praxis (Palgrave, 2021), and From Kanye To Ye: The Legacy of Unconditional Love (Punctum, forthcoming). He is also the editor of A Critical Introduction to Psychology (Nova, 2019) and Critical Psychology Praxis: Psychosocial Non-Alignment to Modernity/Coloniality (Routledge, 2021). Further, he is the translator of Mourad Wahba's (1995) Fundamentalism and Secularization (Bloomsbury, 2022). He is the founder of the Critical Psychology website: Finally, he works as an Assistant Professor and Chair of Arts & Human Sciences at Northern New Mexico College. For more information, please visit

Mvikeli Ncube


Dr Mvikeli Ncube, Senior lecturer

[Arden University, United Kingdom]

I am a Chartered Psychologist, researcher, author and senior lecturer based at Arden University in the UK. I am in the editorial boards of two UK based international journals; the Annual Review of Critical Psychology and the Journal for Gender Studies. I undertake research that seeks to transform psychology into an emancipatory, radical, social-justice seeking and status-quo-resisting approach that understands psychological issues as taking place in specific political-economic or cultural-historical contexts. My work alerts to the limitations of mainstream research in the discipline and draws extensively on critical theory. I received my PhD from the University of East London.