After years of traveling and studying, Fuad returned to Malaysia in 2011 for a foray into Malaysian media and civil society, focusing particularly on interfaith dialogue to work alongside Malaysia's many minority faith communities.
He was also the founder and instructor of Sekolah Falsafah, a grassroots initiative aimed to promote Western Philosophy to a wider Bahasa-speaking audience which was held across 12 weeks in 2014 and 2015.
He is currently a trainee at the Centre for Lacanian Analysis.
Lacanian psychoanalysis, post-colonial theory, Marxism.
Fuad has taught the following courses:
Cultures of Everyday Life, Communications Technology, Transnational Media, Media and Communications Theory Digital Communications and Media, Writing for the Media. Postgraduate: Issues and Challenges in Contemporary Media
Having published on political Islam and existentialism, and dissertated on Malay popular culture from a Lacanian-Marxist perspective, Fuad is currently researching the relationship between… read more
RAHMAT, AHMAD FUAD, 2021. Treatment is geopolitical: On Lacan’s decolonial clinic. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. 26(4), 535-547
RAHMAT, AHMAD FUAD, 2021. The Anti-Colonial Knot: The Significance of Decolonisation in Lacan. Lacunae: APPI International Journal for Lacanian Psychoanalysis. 23, 52-85
Having published on political Islam and existentialism, and dissertated on Malay popular culture from a Lacanian-Marxist perspective, Fuad is currently researching the relationship between psychoanalysis, coloniality and subalterity for critical insights on the post-colonial challenges of globalizing mental health. He draws primarily from Lacanian and Marxist theories to critically analyse subjectivity, 'the mind,' and 'psychological well-being' as historically and materially specific categories rather than abstract universals.