Niyousha Bastani is a postdoctoral fellow at the Evasion Lab, with research interests in the overlapping histories and politics of care, psychology, race, and education. Especially through engagement with the political thought of Sylvia Wynter, her work questions how these histories and politics shape racial understandings of being human. She is working on her first monograph, based on ethnographic research on psychological and educational approaches to counter-extremism in the UK. Her next research project looks at global usages of psychology for articulating race and anti-imperial resistance, especially in Iran in the 1960s-80s. She received her PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge, and was the recipient of a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.