DR. SIMA SHAKHARSI

Dr. Sima Shakhsari is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Houston. Sima completed her Ph.D. Dissertation titled “Blogging, Belonging, and Becoming: Cybergovernmentality and the Production of Sexed and Gendered Diasporic Subjects in Weblogistan” in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University in 2010. Sima’s current research project focuses on the way that the Iranian transgender refugee applicants in Turkey are subjected to the management of life and death by multiple state and non-state entities, as they transition across bodies and borders.