Graduate Student Paper Prize Winner: Parsa Bastani

The Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Study Group is happy to announce the winner of our 2020  Graduate Student Paper Prize: Parsa Bastani!

Parsa is currently a Ph.D. student at Brown University. His award-winning paper, Feeling at Home in the Clinic: Therapeutics and Dwelling in an Addiction Rehabilitation Center in Tehran, Iran, examines the experiences of women residing at a free drug rehabilitation center in the Iranian capital.  By focusing on community life at this center, he argues that patients’ abilities to form mutual relations of care and concern with others in therapeutic settings can serve as a key component of rehabilitation for women who have experienced family and social abandonment.

The ADTSG Graduate Student Paper Prize is an annual award that recognizes the best graduate student paper in the anthropology of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or other psychoactive substance use. Please join us in congratulating Parsa on his excellent work and contribution to our field!