Bastani, Parsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area of interest: My research examines drug addiction and rehabilitation in Tehran, Iran. I look at the generative force of drugs in neighborhoods with high levels of poverty and social marginalization. My research also involves a critical engagement with different forms of healing, namely, biomedical and community-driven "treatments" for drug addiction.

Keywords: addiction, drugs, Iran, medical anthropology, public health

Status: pre-field

Previous Degrees: B.A. History and Arabic, Washington University in St. Louis, 2012; M.A. Gender and Women's Studies, The American University in Cairo, 2014.

Contact Information: parsa_bastani@brown.edu