Zahra Abbasi is a PhD candidate and lecturer at the University of Oslo and a Visiting Predoctoral Fellow at MPIWG. She has a background in comparative literature and experience in care practices. Her PhD project pertains to understanding online-offline conceptualizations of mental health in contemporary Iran. At the MPIWG she is hosted by the interdisciplinary Lise Meitner Research Group “China in the Global System of Science” (Dr Anna L. Ahlers) and the Research Group “Practices of Validation in the Biomedical Sciences” (Dr Lara Keuck). She has published and presented her work on alternative forms of mental health and is a board member of the Junior Network for Migration and Intercultural Relations in Norway. She has won several awards, including the Sasakawa Young Leaders Award in 2022 and 2023.


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“Heal Thyself": Citizens and the Construction of Knowledges of Care in Contemporary Iran


Past Events


Guardians of Science: Validation and Institutionalization of Parallel Psychology Fields in Contemporary Iran