Fatima Elfitouri is a PhD student in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. She completed a BSc(Hons) in Cell Biology at the University of Manchester in 2014 and a MA in Medical Anthropology from SOAS in 2017.
She spent a year conducting research in molecule biology at the University of Nottingham and another year working on antimalarial resistant at the MRC unit in the Gambia.
Thesis title: 'Cancer in the Cuban bioscape: a laboratory ethnography'
Her PhD project focuses on Cancer research in Cuba. She takes an interdisciplinary approach that brings together STS, anthropology and, decolonial and postcolonial theories to explore the intersections of scientific innovation and the political and social context in the Global South.