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Banan, Guita

The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations

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Guita Banan is a Research Assistant for the Women Poets project and Cinema Iranica at the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies, University of Toronto. She received her PhD in physics from the University of Florida. Her area of focus in her PhD was, broadly speaking, biophysics of the brain and neuroimaging, which shapes her current interests as she pursues her studies in science and technology studies. She is a graduate student at U of T’s Women and Gender Studies Institute, completing her Master’s with a focus on feminist and decolonial technoscience. In her research, she thinks about the question of agency at the intersection of feminist theory, feminist and decolonial technoscience, neurotechnology, and ethics. Guita received her BSc in physics from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran.