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Niloofar Hooman


Niloofar (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication Studies and Media Arts at McMaster University. She is also completing a joint Graduate Diploma (Ph.D.) in Gender Studies and Social Justice. Niloofar holds a Ph.D. in Communication (2019), an MA in Cultural Studies and the Media (2010), and a BA in Social Communications (2007) from the University of Tehran. Her research encompasses theories of new media, digital culture, digital activism, feminism, and gender, as well as critical studies of marginalized bodies.

Niloofar’s doctoral dissertation concentrates on the embodiment, performances of nudity and unveiling as political actions in Iran. Dr. Paula Gardner supervises her doctoral project. At the Pulse Lab, she works on the Monitoring My Mobility (MacM3) interdisciplinary project as a part of the Communication team. Her job is to devise and lead the interdisciplinary method experiments with team members, interview faculty and student researchers, and write a journal paper on building interdisciplinarity in a multi-disciplinary design team.
Niloofar also is a coordinator of SMARG (Social Media and Activism Research Group) at Pulse Lab.


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A placard with a picture of Mahsa Amini.