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Dr. Diana Ralph

Diana Ralph has a PhD in Psychology and a Master of Social Work. She is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Carleton University, Ottawa in Canada. She has written widely on political economy, Islamophobia and its uses in promoting security states, and the role of community psychiatry in labour force control and torture. An anti-Zionist Jew, Ralph’s father was a lawyer at the post-Second World War Nuremberg war-crimes trials. She is the main support for Hassan Almrei, one of 6 security certificate detainees in Canada, and is actively campaigning against security certificate law. She is the author of Work and Madness: The Rise of Community Psychiatry (1983) and editor of Open for Business: Closed for People (1998).