Fariha Tabassum

MA Sociocultural Studies of Health and Illness, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University

I’m a Masters of Arts student under the supervision of Dr. Elijah Bisung. I did my undergrad in International Development Studies at Dalhousie University.

My interests in global health, poverty, human rights abuses, and colonialism inspired me to pursue studies related to global health and the legacies of colonial medicine. I have previously worked as an Evaluation Assistant at the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative where we worked towards eradicating the use of child soldiers. I was also privileged to work alongside Liberty in North Korea (LINK) with Robert Huish during my undergrad as an Activist. We gave a voice to the voiceless and fund-raised enough to help a North Korean refugee escape from North Korea.

I hope to continue my passion to fight for these types issues with Dr. Bisung in the CEHE lab, especially when dealing with issues of colonial medicine and its importance in the global health field. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, drawing, photography, and learning how to make new food!

Contact: 18mft2@queensu.ca