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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

 

Niyousha researches psychological and educational approaches to counter-extremism. Her overlapping research interests include race, anti-Muslim racism, education, colonial histories of psychology, liberalism, and the political thought of Sylvia Wynter. 

She is Editor in Chief at the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. Her research is funded by the Cambridge International Trust, St John's College (Cambridge), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship. 

College: St John's

Publications

Key publications: 

Peer-reviewed: 

Bastani, Niyousha and Lorena Gazzotti (2021) “‘Still a bit uncomfortable, to be an arm of the

state’: Making sense and subjects of counter-extremism in the UK and Morocco.” Environment and

Planning C: Politics and Space. doi.org/10.1177/23996544211031914 

 

Bastani, Niyousha (2020) “Education is the humanitarian’s burden: development and Iranian

women’s memoirs.” Cultural Critique 109:64-94. doi.org/10.5749/culturalcritique.109.2020.0064 

 

Other publications: 

(Forthcoming) Bastani, Niyousha. “Pain without lesions: a situational diagnosis of preventative policing.” In Fighting Global Apartheid and Technologies of Violence, edited by Mizue Aizeki, Matt Mahmoudi, and Coline Schupfer. Haymarket.  

 

Bastani, Niyousha (2021) “The Intimacies of Surveillance.” The Long View, Islamic Human Rights

Commission

 

Tsui, Quito and Niyousha Bastani (2021) “The Inconvenience of Care: A Manifesto.” Engagée. 

 

Bastani, Niyousha (2020). “Over-representing Whiteness: On Educational Tactics.” The Sociological

Review (Blog).doi.org/10.51428/tsr.floc8849 

Thesis title: Subjects of Care: Ethics, Extremism and Education
Supervisor: Dr. Lauren Wilcox

Contact Details

nb557@cam.ac.uk

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