2011 – Admitted to the Tema Genus, Posthumanities hub, Doctoral Program, Linköping University, Sweden.
2011 – Master's degree with a major in Science, Technology and Society (STS), Linköping University, Sweden.
2002 – Bachelor's degree with a major in English Translation, Allameh Tabatabaee University, Iran.
I have also taken courses in the master program Health and Society, Linköping University, Sweden.
- Posthumanist feminist studies
- Feminist materialisms
- Gender, Medicine and technology (particularly, Entanglements and enactments of sex/gender, bodies, medicine and technology)
- Medical anthropology
- Feminist phenomenology
- Science and technology studies (STS)
- Actor-network theory (Particularly, post ANT)
In my project, I ask what is Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)? How do scientists, within the realm of life sciences, approach, understand, perform and construct AD as multiple yet in relation to one another? What forms of AD embodiments, subject positionings and agential materialities emerge out of the everyday laboratory life? How can peculiar bodies of AD animal models displace and re-negotiate the permeable boundaries of what we regard as human, animal and technology? How do medical and humanist understandings of AD enact sexed bodies and sexual difference, humanness and animality? The project is an interdisciplinary project that draws on the posthumanist feminist studies, queer theories, new materialisms and feminist technoscience studies on the one hand and STS studies, particularly post-ANT scholarship on the other hand. I explore my ideas within the context of biochemistry and the pathology of AD, interviews and participant observation in the laboratory.
“Visualizing Life/Death: Feminist materialism, Alzheimer's disease and the lab” (the title changed to Alzheimer’s Disease, laboratory life and the embodiment of otherness), Tara Mehrabi and Cecilia Åsberg at:
NeuroCultures-NeuroGenderings II, 13-15 September 2012, Vienna
4S Conference, 17-20 October 2012, Copenhagen
Master thesis: What Egg Can(not) Do, A study of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, family structures and their mutual re-construction in Iranian Society, Tema t, Linköping University
Services to the academic community
Member of the Tema Genus higher seminars organizing Committee
Student representative at Temanämnd
Student representative for the local tema genus advisory board for Gexcel International Collegium
Tutor for the BA program Introduction to Intersectional Gender Studies, Policy and Politics in a Globalized World, Tema Genus, Linköping University
Tutor for the Master Program Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, Tema Genus, Linköping University
About Gender Studies
The objective for TEMA - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society. Tema aims to provide a major impetus in career development for both future researchers and those who have just entered the field of research
Last updated: 2013-03-11