I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, Department of Geography and Planning. Broadly, my research engages with theories of power and desire using qualitative observational research, such as ethnography and narrative inquiry. As a geographer, I “think space relationally,” and use it as an analytic anchor to examine the complex interaction between individuals and social/cultural systems online and offline. While my object may shift – from performance art and cultural texts to social institutions such as formal schooling – my interests in identity and the politics of belonging have grounded the trajectory of my work, as well as my commitment to social justice. Each project I have pursued throughout my academic history has contributed to an intellectual breadth, across which I bridge and expand the boundaries of ‘proper’ disciplines.  

To reach me, email beyhan.farhadi@mail.utoronto.ca

Twitter handle @BBfarhadi