Kimia Heydari

Previous Alumni

Kimia Heydari is a John Jay Scholar and studies English and Biology. Alongside Ellie Hansen, she organizes a series of seminars with authors who write extensively about their own experience within scientific research. Relatedly, she has created the course, "Rhetorics of science," which is slated to be offered under the Center for Science and Society and the comparative literature department in spring 2021. When she is not in a laboratory, Kimia does scholarly work on ethics within biomedical research: she collaborates on a long-term project with bioethicists from the National Institute of Health and has also written about vaccine trials and current hesitancies for publications on- and off- campus.